Dismissal of U.S. attorneys controversy documents

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The various documents obtained by request or subpoena during dismissal of U.S attorneys controversy by both the United States House and Senate Committees on the Judiciary, originally produced by the Department of Justice (DOJ) or White House have been made available to the public and press via the two congressional judiciary committees' web sites. The documents received a great deal of attention in the United States press from March 2007 onward, and have been repeatedly cited or excerpted in news reports, editorials and analyses. The documents largely include copies of memoranda and email among leadership and key individuals within the United States Department of Justice, as well as key members of the Executive Office of the President, commonly termed White House.

Below is an extended set of references, and includes committee hearing transcripts, which were usually produced by Congressional Quarterly, and published by the Washington Post. Most documents listed were re-published at the Washington Post's web site, and some are linked from the two congressional judiciary committees' web sites. Some Op-Ed articles and editorials by key participants in the controversy are also listed below.

Congressional committees[edit]

Access to Congressional Judiciary Committee calendars and documents:

Hearings transcripts and prepared statements[edit]

January 18, 2007

  • Alberto Gonzales, Attorney General,

February 6, 2007

  • Senator Mark Pryor (D-Arkansas)
  • The Honorable Paul J. McNulty, Deputy Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Mary Jo White, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP, New York, NY
  • Laurie Levenson, Professor of Law, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA
  • Stuart M. Gerson, Partner, Epstein Becker & Green, Washington, DC

March 6, 2007

Witnesses for both the Senate and House on March 6:
  • William Moschella, principal associate deputy attorney general, Department of Justice
  • Carol Lam, former U.S. Attorney
  • David Iglesias, former U.S. Attorney
  • Bud Cummins, former U.S. Attorney
  • John McKay, former U.S. Attorney
  • Daniel Bogden, former U.S. Attorney
  • Paul Charlton, former U.S. Attorney
  • John Smietanka, former U.S. Attorney
  • Representative Darrell Issa, R-California
  • Former representative Asa HutchinsonFormer Deputy Attorney General George Terwilliger

March 29, 2007

  • D. Kyle Sampson, former Chief of Staff to Attorney General Gonzales
  • Bradford Berenson, Attorney for D. Kyle Sampson

April 19, 2007

May 3, 2007

Witness: Former Deputy Attorney General James Comey

May 11, 2007

May 15, 2007:

Witness: Former Deputy Attorney General James Comey

May 23, 2007

Witness: Monica K. Goodling

Dismissed U.S. Attorneys answers to interrogatories[edit]


Released March 8 and 9, 2007

Released March 13, 2007 Correspondence from Dept. of Justice and White House staff detailing the political considerations made by administration personnel:

Released March 19, 2007

Released March 20, 2007

Released March 23, 2007

Released March 26, 2007

Released March 28, 2007

Released April 4, 2007

Released April 10, 2007

Released April 13, 2007

Released April 26, 2007

Released May 2, 2007

Released May 15, 2007

Released May 21, 2007

Released June 6, 2007

Released June 13, 2007

June 21, 2007

June 27, 2007

June 28, 2007

September 2007

Editorials and articles by leading participants[edit]

Documents collections[edit]