Inquiry into Fired U.S. Attorneys
July 26, 2007 The move comes after documents showed the attorney general's sworn testimony was at odds with the evidence of a meeting with key lawmakers in 2004.
July 25, 2007 The House Judiciary Committee has voted to issue contempt of Congress citations against White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten and President Bush's former legal counselor, Harriet Miers. Here, a look at some of the thorny legal questions involved, and how the current tug-of-war might play out.
July 24, 2007 Attorney General Alberto Gonzales comes under bipartisan assault from the Senate Judiciary Committee. Gonzales testified that he did not pressure then-Attorney General John Ashcroft to recertify President Bush's domestic spying program during a 2004 hospital visit.
July 24, 2007 Attorney General Alberto Gonzales testifies Tuesday morning before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill. In April, Gonzales' performance before that committee was panned, but he managed to keep his job. Some question the value of a follow-up hearing.
July 12, 2007 A House Judiciary committee panel has taken a first formal step toward citing former White House counsel and one-time Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers for contempt after she ignored the panel's subpoena. President Bush asked Miers not to attend the hearing, claiming executive privilege.
July 12, 2007 A House Judiciary committee panel has taken a first formal step toward citing former White House counsel and one time Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers for contempt after she ignored the panel's subpoena. President Bush asked Miers not to attend the hearing, claiming executive privilege.
July 9, 2007 As promised, the White House has formally invoked executive privilege in a dispute with Congress over the controversy involving the firing of federal prosecutors last year. The Bush administration said that it will not submit e-mails and other documents regarding the dismissal of eight federal prosecutors.
July 5, 2007 As Congress continues investigating allegations of politicization at the Justice Department, some current and former department employees say they fear that the scandal is hurting department morale and damaging the institution's credibility in the courts.
June 27, 2007 Former U.S. Attorney Paul Charlton of Phoenix, one of the federal prosecutors whose firings caused controversy earlier this year, says he objected to the attorney general's insistence that he seek the death penalty in a murder case with circumstantial evidence.