Kyle Sampson, the former chief of staff to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday that his former boss gave inaccurate statements when he said that he wasn't involved in the firing of U.S. attorneys.
Following the firings of eight U.S. attorneys and the revelations of possible White House ties, four editorial page editors give their opinions on the fallout and impacts on Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.
The Justice Department has decided to prosecute about a dozen civil rights cases that are decades old. A guest explains why.
President Bush and Congress edged closer to confrontation Tuesday over the firing of eight U.S. attorneys and the future of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. A panel analyzes the situation and the role of an attorney general.
I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby was convicted for perjury and obstruction of justice this week, while House Democrats debated a timetable for withdrawing troops from Iraq. NewsHour political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss these and other events.
A Justice Department audit released Friday said that the FBI used the Patriot Act improperly and unlawfully to gain information about people in the United States. Two members of the House Judiciary Committee debate the audit's conclusions.
Evaluations of the U.S. attorneys recently dismissed by the Justice Department under a little-known USA Patriot Act provision described them as "well regarded" and "very competent." Analysts discuss the firings and congressional charges of political tampering.
Blackstone Group, a private equity firm, acquired Equity Office Properties Trust for $39 billion on Wednesday, the largest-ever private equity deal. Two business experts discuss the deal and the future of private equity in the business world.
The Senate Judiciary Committee grilled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales Thursday about the administration's decision to shift authority of its warrantless communication surveillance program to a secret court. Guests discuss the implications of the policy change.
By PBS NewsHour
The Justice Department said Wednesday a secret but independent panel of federal judges will oversee the government's controversial domestic spying program.
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