ABC News reports: “New documents show Gonzales approved firings of U.S. attorneys, contradicting earlier claims he was not closely involved.”From yesterday's document dump.
UPDATE: The AP reports:
Gonzales approved plans to fire several U.S. attorneys in a November meeting. …
The Nov. 27 meeting, in which the attorney general and at least five top Justice Department officials participated, focused on a five-step plan for carrying out the firings of the prosecutors, Justice Department officials said late Friday.
There, Gonzales signed off on the plan, which was crafted by his chief of staff, Kyle Sampson. Sampson resigned last week in the wake of the political firestorm surrounding the firings.
UPDATE II: On March 12, Gonzales denied any involvement in the prosecutor purge:
I was not involved in seeing any memos, was not involved in any discussions about what was going on … That’s basically what I knew as attorney general.
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