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US Attorneys Scandal

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...

Former U.S. Attorney Condemns Bush White House Interference With Renzi Probe

Murray Waas | Posted 07.01.2011 | Politics
Murray Waas

As chronicled in a series of White House e-mails published Tuesday, Harriet Miers pressed a Justice Department official to issue a statement that would vindicate Rep. Rick Renzi.

Wheels of Justice Are Grinding Too Slowly For Paul Minor and Other Political Prisoners

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brendan DeMelle

Why has Eric Holder's Justice Department left Paul Minor, Judges Walter Teel and John Whitfield languishing in jail?

Hypocrisy Alert: Cheney Relies on the Objectivity of the Justice Department to Defend Torture

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

The gall of Cheney's statements is that he was a key part of the administration that deconstructed the objectivity of the Justice Department, which he now relies on to defend the use of torture.

Paul Minor's Attorneys Ask Attorney General To Intervene

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brendan DeMelle

This new evidence of misconduct should compel Attorney General Holder to review Minor's case and immediately release him from prison.

Elusive Justice Overdue in the Case of Political Prisoner Paul Minor

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brendan DeMelle

It is time to right the wrongs committed by the overzealous, partisan U.S. attorneys who brought shame and disgrace to the Justice Department under George W. Bush.

Free Paul Minor

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Brendan DeMelle

One of the nation's top trial lawyers, Minor stands convicted on partisan political charges ginned up by Karl Rove's right wing toadies at the Department of Justice.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Despite Karl Rove's concerns that his appearance before the House Judiciary Committee could become a "show trial," the deal he cut assures that his testimony, at least initially, will be conducted in private. John Conyers promises to get to the bottom of Rove's role in the US Attorneys scandal, but will Bush's Brain be asked about the outing of Valerie Plame? The prosecution of Don Siegelman? His cozy relationship with Jack Abramoff? The Rove deal allows Obama to sidestep weighing in on Bush's very broad claims of executive privilege. White House Counsel Greg Craig says Obama is "very sympathetic to those who want to find out what happened," but doesn't want to "do anything that would... weaken the institution of the presidency." After reading the chilling secret Bush memos released this week, the idea of a less unbridled executive branch doesn't seem like such a bad thing.

Jason Linkins

Alberto Gonzales Memoir: What To Expect | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The drive to produce a book likely stems from these post-White House blues, something Gonzales seems to acknowledge.

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...

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.

Rove Refuses To Testify On U.S. Attorney Scandal

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee received a letter from Karl Rove's attorney Robert Luskin, stating that his client refuses to testify before ...

Ex-Aide: FBI Investigating Rep. Conyers' Wife

Detroit Free Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An adviser to Detroit City Councilwoman Monica Conyers said FBI agents asked him in early June to cooperate with their investigation into possible Cit...

US Attorneys Grand Jury Referral Filed By Justice Department

Wall Street Journal | Evan Perez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Justice Department lawyers have filed a grand-jury referral stemming from the 2006 U.S. attorneys scandal, according to people familiar with the probe...

Karl Rove, White House Surface In Rezko Trial

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

More bombshells were lobbed in the Antoin "Tony" Rezko trial even before the jury was seated this morning and they involved a purported attempt to pul...

Karl Rove's Awkward Moment As TPM Founder Is Honored

Washington Post | Mary Ann Akers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former White House chief strategist Karl Rove wasn't clapping when Josh Marshall of Talking Points Memo was given the "Blogger of the Year" award (in ...

Fired US Attorney: I Was Told My Firing "Was Political"

McClatchy | Marissa Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A longtime protege of President Bush told former U.S. Attorney David Iglesias that he was fired for political reasons and that he shouldn't fight his ...

Justice Department Accused Of Blocking Gonzales Probe

LA Times | Richard B. Schmitt and Tom Hamburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The government agency that enforces one of the principal laws aimed at keeping politics out of the civil service has accused the Justice Department of...

Dems Delay Miers Contempt Vote To Address Economic Crisis

Politico | John Bresnahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Democrats will postpone votes on criminal contempt citations against White House chief of staff Joshua Bolten and former White House counsel Har...

Over 1000 Attorneys Demand Investigation Into Unconstitutional Action By Bush Admin

The Nation | Katrina vanden Heuvel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Over one thousand lawyers - including former Governor Mario Cuomo and former Reagan administration official Bruce Fein - have signed onto the above s...

Will Thomas

The Ghost Of Gonzales: Justice Dept Still Backs Controversial Voter ID Law | Will Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Though Alberto Gonzales is gone, the Justice Department is still backing controversial voter identification laws that many believe are specifically de...

Rove Investigator, Facing His Own Inquiry, Won't Turn Over Files

Washington Post | Elizabeth Williamson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A U.S. official overseeing a probe of potential White House misconduct declared through a spokesman yesterday that he will not give federal investigat...