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US Attorney Scandal

Alberto Gonzales: Dear Santa, Send Money

Raul A. Reyes | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics
Raul A. Reyes

As attorney general, Alberto Gonzales trampled on civil liberties, politicized the Department of Justice, and deeply embarrassed many of his fellow Latinos. Now he wants us to send him money.

Michael McAuliff

GOP Senate Hopeful's Karl Rove Event Invokes Scandal History | Michael McAuliff | Posted 08.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats quickly jumped on news that Republican New Mexico Senate hopeful Heather Wilson attended an event with Karl Rove, noting that ...

U.S. Attorney Scandal Probe Enters White House Circle

Murray Waas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Murray Waas

The Justice Department investigation into the firings of nine U.S. attorneys has been extended to encompass allegations that senior White House offici...

Revealed: Rahm Emanuel Nixed DOJ Review of Political Prosecutions of Don Siegelman and Paul Minor

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brendan DeMelle

The Supreme Court is to address whether a U.S. citizen can be convicted and imprisoned for donating to a political campaign without the court requiring any evidence of an explicit quid pro quo.

Former U.S. Attorney condemns Bush White House Interference with Corruption Probe

Murray Waas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Murray Waas

With the 2006 mid-term elections approaching, a top aide to Karl Rove warned Harriett Miers that a Republican congressman's re-election was in serious jeopardy. Newly published emails show what happened next.

A Silver Lining In The Supreme Court's Citizens United Decision For Political Prisoner Paul Minor

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brendan DeMelle

The Supreme Court's recent decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission - duly criticized for clearing the way for runaway corporate mon...

Siegelman Blasts DoJ and Judge In 'Final' Reply Seeking Hearing

Andrew Kreig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Kreig

Facing a sentence of 20 additional years in prison recommended by Bush Justice Department holdovers, former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman has finally taken off the gloves against his prosecutors and the judge.

Karl Rove, Rupert Murdoch and Media Bias

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rep. John Conyers

In Thursday's Wall Street Journal, Rove says that I owe him an apology for allegations made about him regarding the U.S. Attorneys scandal. If anyone is owed an apology, it's the Journal's readers.

Dan Froomkin

The Truth Will Out | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This week's news offered enormous vindication to those of us who watched the Bush Administration with, shall we say, a jaundiced eye. First, on Tuesd...

More Evidence of Political Tampering by Bush Administration in Attorney Firing Scandal

Rep. Adam Schiff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Adam Schiff

Since I worked in the Justice Department for six years as an Asst. U.S. Attorney, I found the extent of the politicization of the department that led to the attorney firing scandal especially shocking and distressing.

Emails Show Bush White House Staffers Joked About Following Orders Like Nazis

Media Matters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Newly released emails from the House Judiciary Committee show Bush staffers Scott Jennings and Jane Cherry poking fun at one another in the wake of a ...

Protecting U.S. Attorneys from At-Will Discharge

Peter M. Shane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter M. Shane

The rule of law depends on the public's confidence in the evenhanded administration of justice. The Bush White House proved that such confidence may well be unwarranted under the current system.

Politico Labels Bush U.S. Attorney as GOP's Future, Ignores Evidence He Politicized Office

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John R. Bohrer

An anonymous U.S. Attorney who was cut loose in the firing scandal that brought down Alberto Gonzales tells Politico that some of the prosecutors who remained "wished they had been fired, too."

Officials Disagree Over F.B.I. and U.S. Attorney Involvement in Nevada ACORN Investigation

M.S. Bellows, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
M.S. Bellows, Jr.

Spokespeople for Nevada's top federal and state law enforcement authorities have staked out different positions when asked whether federal officials a...

What Did the President Know and When Did He Know It? Karl Rove Knows...

Larisa Alexandrovna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larisa Alexandrovna

Since we are a democracy and none of us are above the law, either we all have to honor subpoenas or we don't. If Karl Rove does not have to show up to court, then none of us have to.

Nothing About the Prosecution of Don Siegelman Escapes the Taint of Corruption

David Fiderer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Fiderer

Louis Franklin's indictment of Siegelman is a recurring stunt that you see over and over in Alabama and elsewhere in the South.

Dangerous New Turn in Justice Department Investigation

David C. Iglesias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David C. Iglesias

Last week, non-partisan investigators recommended the appointing of a special prosecutor to determine whether criminal laws were violated in my ouster and that of my colleagues.

Gonzales, DOJ Officials Sued By Attorneys

ABC's The Blotter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Six attorneys rejected from civil service positions at the Justice Department filed a lawsuit today against former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales a...

Jason Linkins

Slate's Mapped Diagram Of Administration Wrongdoing Demonstrates The Awfulness Of Alberto Gonzalez | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The only thing in all the world I love more than flowcharts, which are awesome, are Venn diagrams. I especially adore interactive Venn diagrams and I...

Gov. Siegelman at Netroots Nation: Bush's Undoing?

Sam Seder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Seder

The former Governor of Alabama will be making a court sanctioned trip out of Alabama to join me at Netroots Nation to discuss his case and the corruption that exists in the Department of Justice.

Fired US Attorney: Ashcroft Was "Pushed Out" Because He "Refused To Sign Off On The Warrantless Wiretaps"

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In March 2004, then-acting Attorney General James Comey refused to sign an order extending President Bush's warrantless domestic spying program "amid ...

Rep. Linda Sanchez: Rove Should Go To Jail (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Karl Rove refused to appear before a House Judiciary subcommittee, ignoring a subpoena from Congress for the second time. The chairwoman of the subco...

Karl Rove, The White House And The Rule Of Law

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. John Conyers

Yesterday it became clear Rove and the White House believe they are in a class entirely by themselves -- a separate group that is above the reach of a subpoena and, consequently, above the law.

Alberto Gonzo Returns With A Lecture On Equality

The Carpetbagger Report | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

We haven't heard too much from Alberto Gonzales since he resigned in disgrace as Attorney General. He was last seen struggling to find a job in his pr...

Justice for Sale: How Big Tobacco and the GOP teamed up to crush Democrats in the South

Larisa Alexandrovna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larisa Alexandrovna

Part VII of the Permanent Republican Majority Series by Larisa Alexandrovna and Muriel Kane Almost immediately after his appointment as US Attorney ...