Gonzales Bows Out
August 27, 2007 The next attorney general will inherit a wounded institution marred by scandal, desertions by senior staff, extremely low morale and a host of thorny issues, ranging from immigration to the treatment of detainees held at Guantanamo Bay.
August 27, 2007 Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, says Attorney General Alberto Gonzales didn't handle a series of difficult situations as well as he should have, and that was likely due to the fact that he didn't have an instinctive understanding of the Department of Justice.
August 27, 2007 Sen. Pat Leahy (D-VT), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, says the investigation into the firings of U.S. attorneys will continue. He also says he hopes President Bush will seek the advice of the Senate leadership before choosing his nominee for Alberto Gonzales' replacement.
August 27, 2007 Alberto Gonzales has been in George Bush's inner circle since Bush's years as the governor of Texas. Their relationship has weathered numerous controversies, such as those over the administration's policies addressing torture and the U.S. attorney firings.
August 28, 2007 Alberto Gonzales announced his resignation as attorney general Monday, after enduring months of bipartisan criticism for his handling of a range of controversies. Gonzales has been a potent force in Washington ever since he arrived from Texas with President Bush seven years ago.
August 27, 2007 Alberto Gonzales' tenure as attorney general was marked by criticism and crises, particularly over the Justice Department's warrantless domestic surveillance program and the firing of U.S. attorneys. Dahlia Lithwick, legal analyst for the online magazine Slate, discusses his departure.
August 27, 2007 Attorney General Alberto Gonzales announced that he will resign his post, effective in September. The move came after months of complaints from Republicans and Democrats in Congress. After the announcement, President Bush called Gonzales "a talented and honorable person" whose "good name was dragged through the mud for political reasons."
August 27, 2007 One of the U.S. attorneys fired in the scandal that helped undermine confidence in the newly resigned Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is Bud Cummins, who was the U.S. attorney for the eastern district of Arkansas until last December. Cummins says he and the other fired attorneys are not celebrating Gonzales' departure.
August 27, 2007 Embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales steps down after months of controversy surrounding the firing of federal prosecutors.