March 29, 2007
A former Gonzales aide says attorney firings were not based on performance but because of their lack of support of the President.
One of the key players in the controversy over 8 fired federal
prosecutors was in the hot seat facing lawmakers on Capitol Hill Thursday.
Kyle Sampson, the former chief of staff for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, testified the lawyers weren't fired based on their performance, but rather because they weren't supporting the President's agenda .
Today's appearance by Sampson is another chapter in what's become a full blown Washington scandal. One that has many, especially Democrats, looking for the attorney general to step down.
But Alberto Gonzales is showing no signs that he's planning to do that.
He admits mistakes were made and is vowing to fix what went wrong. But Wednesday the Justice Department revealed yet another blunder, admitting Senators were given inaccurate information about the firings.
So far, the President is supporting his Attorney General, although many
Washington observers say that can easily change and change fast.
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