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CNN Evening News for Wednesday, May 23, 2007
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(Studio: John King) Report introduced.

(Washington: Joe Johns) Congressional testimony from former Justice Department official Monica Goodling about politics in the hiring of US attorneys and the role of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales in the replacement of US attorneys examined; details given of the significance of a Gonzales-Goodling conversation and of Goodling's background as a graduate of Regents law school. [At House hearings, GOODLING - says she crossed the line; comments on her talk with Gonzales; responds to a question about her experience.] Justice Department statement quoted.

(Studio: John King; Washington: Jeffrey Toobin) Goodling's testimony and how much power she {A fifth rate lawyer from a seventh rate school} had in hiring and firing and how this was the "immaculate conception" of firing the US attorneys discussed. [In response to questions from Representative Artur Davis, GOODLING - speaks about the process.]

King, John;
Johns, Joe;
Toobin, Jeffrey

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