Congressional Investigations of U.S. Attorneys Controversy

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Following the late 2006 firing of eight U.S. attorneys and subsequent public discussion of the possibility that the firings were political rather than performance-related, Congress began investigating the controversy surrounding the firings. The Congressional investigations included requests for communication between White House and Department of Justice officials, the testimony of some of the fired U.S attorneys, as well as the testimony of other current and former Department of Justice and White House officials.

Main article: Bush administration U.S. attorney firings controversy


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Summary of Congressional involvement with the U.S. attorney firings

Hearings commence in House and Senate; U.S. Attorneys testify

On March 1, 2007, the