Monday, August 27, 2007

Alberto Gonzales Resigns as Attorney General

U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales tendered his resignation today. Gonzales has faced months of bipartisan scrutiny and calls for his resignation after Congress began an investigation into the 2006 dismissals of eight U.S. attorneys. Additionally, Gonzales has been criticized for his positions on U.S. interrogation techniques and warrantless wiretaps. Gonzales is the second high ranking administration official to resign this month. Karl Rove, Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to the President, will be leaving the White House on August 31st. Read more about Rove's resignation in our blog. You can read the statement from President Bush about the Gonzales resignation on the White House web site.

Want to read more about Gonzales' resignation? Check out the Washington Post's "Attorney General Alberto Gonzales Resigns," "Embattled Attorney General Resigns" from the New York Times or "Attorney General Alberto Gonzales Resigns" from Fox News.

For more information, check out the Washington Post's special report on the U.S. Attorney Firings Investigation. Search for Gonzales' testimony on the Senate Judiciary Committee's website. Or if you are here on campus, search LexisNexis Congressional for additional hearing transcripts.

Still want more information? Check out the library's guides on the Presidency and Congress.

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