Gonzales Admits Errors In Prosecutor Firings

msnbc-gonzo.jpg Attorney General Alberto Gonzales spoke to the media today about the growing controversy over the politically-motivated firing of eight US Attorneys. You gotta love how they're blaming this all on Harriet Miers now that she's out of the picture. Loyalty truly is a one-way street in Bush World. However, he made clear he isn't leaving...

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The House Juduciary Committee has the damning emails.


Speaking of the dismissal of eight federal prosecutors — and the White House's role in the firings — Attorney General Alberto Gonzales says, "I acknowledge that mistakes were made here; I accept that responsibility."

A top Justice Department adviser has resigned over his involvement in the dismissals, and congressional leaders promise they're not done digging yet. As promised last week, the Bush administration is providing Congress with documents related to the firings of several U.S. attorneys last year.

Andrew Cohen at WaPo lays out the case against Gonzales:

Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales is the 80th attorney general of the United States and if recent events in the law and at the Justice Department are any indication, he is rapidly staking a claim to being among the worst. To test that claim and evaluate the man who is not just nominally called the "nation's top lawyer," we must answer three questions. To what extent did Gonzales' public record before taking office give us clues about what sort of Attorney General he has turned out to be? Has he so far been up to the task as it is ideally defined? And, finally, does he deserve to continue to serve in office? Read more...

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