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John Kerry on Legislation Restricting Indefinite US Attorney Appointments

The Senate voted on overwhelmingly on Tuesday to limit Alberto Gonzales’ hiring authority in the wake of the prosecutor firings faciliated by the Bush Administration. By a vote of 94 -2, the legislation ends the Bush Administrations ability to unilaterally fill the U.S. attorney vacancies. John Kerry today voted in favor of the legislation that […]

White House Affirms Support for Gonzales Amidst Rumors

Although Politico reported late yesterday that the White House was “seeking Gonzales replacements” and they have updated their link with a changed story today, Bush affirmed his support for Gonzales today by “calling his longtime friend to express unwavering support in the face of calls for his resignation.” More “stand by your man” from the […]

Fitzgerald Was Ranked on White House Hit List for Prosecutors

Did special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald probe too deep into White House connections to the Valerie Plame case? The WaPo reports that “U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald was ranked among prosecutors who had “not distinguished themselves” on a Justice Department chart sent to the White House in March 2005, when he was in the midst of […]