June 11, 2007 The Senate is scheduled to hold a no-confidence vote Monday on Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. He has come under harsh criticism from members of both parties for his performance in the scandal over fired U.S. attorneys. Here, a look at what it all means.
May 23, 2007 Monica Goodling, the former Justice Department liaison with the White House, never talked with White House officials Karl Rove and Harriett Miers about which U.S. attorneys to fire, she told a House panel Wednesday. Goodling had invoked her Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination.
May 15, 2007 Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty, the second highest ranking official at the Justice Department, announced his resignation, citing financial reasons. His resignation follows intense questioning over the department's firing of eight U.S. Attorneys. He is the third senior official to leave.
May 10, 2007 Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on Thursday testifies before Congress again on the U.S. attorney firings. Many Republicans and Democrats have called on him to quit. So why hasn't he? In a nutshell, because it could make things worse for the Bush administration.
May 3, 2007 The Justice Department's purge of U.S. attorneys in 2006 may have been larger than the eight cases that have been discussed in Congress. Other U.S. attorneys' names were on a list the Justice Department compiled in January 2006. One of them is Todd Graves of Missouri, who resigned after refusing to sign on to a voter-registration lawsuit.
April 19, 2007 As Attorney General Alberto Gonzales goes before the Senate Judiciary Committee to testify on the firing of eight U.S. attorneys, lawmakers want to know what role other members of the Bush administration played. Here, a look at some of the officials involved.
April 19, 2007 Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), a member of the Judiciary Committee that questioned Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on Thursday, calls the event "a sad day" that should lead to Gonzales meeting with President Bush to consider stepping down from the helm of the Justice Department.
April 19, 2007 Attorney General Alberto Gonzales says he played a minor role in the firing of eight U.S. attorneys, but he also offered an apology to the prosecutors and their families. Gonzales told the Senate Judiciary Committee he "never sought to mislead or deceive the Congress or the American people."
April 19, 2007 Attorney General Alberto Gonzales faces tough questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee over his role in the firing of eight federal prosecutors. In his opening statement Thursday morning, Gonzales defended the dismissals, but acknowledged that the process should have been handled differently. Guests discuss Gonzales' testimony on Capitol Hill.
April 19, 2007 Senators expressed skepticism Thursday about Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' claims that he had little to do with the firings of U.S. attorneys. Even Republicans on the Judiciary Committee gave Gonzales little or no support.