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Just hours after Attorney General Alberto Gonzales dismissed the hubbub as an "overblown personnel matter," a Republican senator Thursday mused that Gonzales might soon suffer the same fate as the canned U.S. attorneys.
A short time later, Gonzales and his security detail shuttled to the Capitol for a private meeting on Democratic turf.
It was a striking reversal for an administration noted for standing its ground even in the face of overwhelming opposition.
Originally posted by Icarus Rising
I can't say I would be sorry to see Alberto go, its just that this administration would probably come up with someone even worse to take his place.
Its obvious to me that the firings of these eight prosecutors was politically motivated, which sets a bad precedent for our judicial system. Partisan politics has no place in decisions about criminal investigations.
ATTORNEY GENERAL SEEKS RESIGNATIONS FROM PROSECUTORS
*Please Note: Archive articles do not include photos, charts or graphics. More information. March 24, 1993, Wednesday
By DAVID JOHNSTON, (Special to The New York Times); National Desk
Late Edition - Final, Section A, Page 1, Column 1, 1053 words
DISPLAYING ABSTRACT - Attorney General Janet Reno today demanded the prompt resignation of all United States Attorneys, leading the Federal prosecutor in the District of Columbia to suggest that the order could be tied to his long-running investigation of Representative Dan Rostenkowski, a crucial ally of President Clinton. Jay B. Stephens, the ...