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Politics / US Attorneys / Gonzales #861689

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 15, 2007
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(White House: Jim Axelrod) Increasing pressure for the removal of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales over the firing of 8 US attorneys featured; details given of Democrats’ charges that White House advisor Karl Rove, rather than Harriet Miers, was behind the firings. [Senator Charles SCHUMER – says statements from the White House have proved to be false; cites e-mails showing Rove’s involvement.] [In Montgomery, Alabama, ROVE – accuses Congress of playing politics.] [Senator Patrick LEAHY†- warns of subpoenas.] [Representative Dana ROHRABACHER†- says maybe there needs to be a change.]

(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Washington: Bob Orr) Gonzales’s tumultuous tenure reviewed. [Georgetown University law professor David COLE†- says Gonzales has advanced the view that the president is above the law.] Gonzales’s bond with President Bush noted. [Attorney Steve BICKERSTAFF†- says Gonzales has not been able to bring an independent voice to the Attorney General.]

Couric, Katie;
Axelrod, Jim;
Orr, Bob

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