Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Releases from the House Judiciary Committee on US Attorney Firings

The House Judiciary Committee has released the "on-the-record interview transcripts of Karl Rove and Harriet Miers on the U.S. attorney firings and the Bush administration’s politicization of the Department of Justice" (from the press release). This testimony was given last month, but due to an agreement between the committee and former Bush administration to resolve the committee's lawsuit and contempt charges, they were only released yesterday.

The testimony, along with some White House documents, can be viewed online. If you are interested in reading the history (via press releases and congressional documents), check out the Meirs and Bolton Contempt Report and Documents page.

Want to read some media reaction? Why not check out the Wall Street Journal's "Democrats Release Documents Related to Lawyer Firings" or the Washington Post's "Miers Told House Panel of 'Agitated' Rove: Bush White House Counsel Said Adviser Called U.S. Attorney a 'Serious Problem.'"

Want more resources on Congress? Check out the library's guide.

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