What Will Senate Hearings Mean for Gonzales?

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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.


Neal Conan, host of Talk of the Nation, anchoring NPR's gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Senate hearings from Capitol Hill

Ken Rudin, NPR's political editor

Jeffrey Rosen, prrofessor, George Washington University Law School; legal affairs editor, The New Republic

Samuel Buell, former U.S. attorney; prosecuted the Enron case; associate professor at Washington University School of Law, St. Louis

Noel Francisco, was deputy assistant attorney general under John Ashcroft and White House associate counsel during President Bush's first term; now in private practice at the Washington law firm Day Jones



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