July 22nd, 2010
07:01 AM ET
4 years ago

Letter: No charges in firing of 9 U.S. attorneys during Bush years

The Justice Department will not charge former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales or other Bush administration officials in the controversial firings of nine U. S. attorneys.
The Justice Department will not charge former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales or other Bush administration officials in the controversial firings of nine U. S. attorneys.

Washington (CNN) - The Justice Department says it has decided not to charge former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales or other Bush administration officials in the controversial firings of nine U. S. attorneys, according to a letter sent to the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.

Special counsel Nora Dannehy investigated the firings and Attorney General Eric Holder "has accepted her recommendation that criminal prosecution is not warranted," the letter said.

The question as to whether the dismissals were made for political reasons led to a huge controversy in Washington. Gonzales ultimately resigned.

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soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Carlos

    Let us sweep this whole thing under the rug and pretend it never happened... especially with mid-term elections.

    Nauseating.

    July 22, 2010 08:07 am at 8:07 am |
  2. Gil

    Once again the power of pay-off has reared its ugly head. If anything was political it was bush's firing of these 9 attorneys. The x-president belongs behind bars and even my repuglican friends know it!

    July 22, 2010 08:16 am at 8:16 am |
  3. Go USA!

    Another criminal get away with it...GOP supporters you ROCK!

    July 22, 2010 08:18 am at 8:18 am |