White House Pledges Support for Gonzales

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As political Web sites speculate about possible replacements for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, the White House says Gonzales continues to have President Bush's support.


Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is still facing calls to resign over the way his department fired eight U.S. attorneys. And last night Congress received 3,000 more pages of e-mails and other material related to how the U.S. attorneys were fired. As political Web sites aired speculation about possible replacements, the White House said Alberto Gonzales still has the support of the president. The Senate debates today whether or not to rescind the attorney general's authority to appoint new U.S. attorneys to replace the ones he fired.

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