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13 March 2007

‘Mistakes were made’ in firing of 8 attorneys, Gonzales says 13 Mar 2007 Atty. Gen. Alberto R. Gonzales, in a press conference amid a widening scandal over the Justice Department’s firing of eight U.S. attorneys, said today that “mistakes were made” and that Congress was not fully informed of the reasons for the dismissals.

Gonzales Accepts Responsibility in Prosecutor Firings 13 Mar 2007 U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales accepted responsibility for “mistakes” surrounding the firing of eight U.S. attorneys as revelations the White House initiated the dismissals prompted new calls for his resignation.

Schumer: Gonzales Staffer “Will Not Become The Next Scooter Libby” By Paul Kiel 13 Mar 2007 This morning, Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) held a press conference to express their anger at the recent revelations from the Justice Department and White House. In it, Schumer said that the resignation of Alberto Gonzales’ chief of staff Kyle Sampson “does not take heat off the attorney general. In fact, it raises the temperature. Kyle Sampson will not become the next Scooter Libby, the next fall guy.”

Gonzales Chief Aide Quits After Prosecutor Firings 13 Mar 2007 The chief aide to U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales resigned amid new revelations about the Bush administration’s ouster of eight U.S. attorneys. Kyle Sampson is the first high-level official to lose his job over the firings.

White House considered firing all 93 U.S. attorneys 13 Mar 2007 Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., the No. 3 Democrat in the Senate, today called on Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to resign, charging that he misled lawmakers over the dismissal of eight federal prosecutors.

Firings Had Genesis in White HouseWhite House First Suggested Dismissing Prosecutors 2 Years Ago, Documents Show 13 Mar 2007 The White House suggested two years ago that the Justice Department fire all 93 U.S. attorneys, a proposal that eventually resulted in the dismissals of eight prosecutors last year, according to e-mails and internal documents that the administration will provide to Congress today. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales approved the idea of firing a smaller group of U.S. attorneys shortly after taking office in February 2005.

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