The resignation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales came suddenly with a brief statement on Monday morning. Two attorneys from the Bush and Clinton administrations discuss the legal and political ramifications of his departure.
As presidential hopefuls Sens. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., and Barack Obama, D-Ill., take aim at one another following a Democratic debate, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales may face perjury charges. NewsHour analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the week's political events.
Senate Democrats requested a perjury investigation for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales after testimony from FBI Director Robert Mueller raised questions about his credibility. Former Justice Department officials discuss the situation.
Senate Democrats are calling for a special counsel for investigation into the testimony of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. The NewsHour reports on the counsel, designed to look into perjury charges brought against Gonzales.
Former Deputy Attorney General James Comey testified before the Senate Tuesday on a 2004 standoff between himself and then-White House counsel Alberto Gonzales over President Bush's wiretapping program. Margaret Warner reports on Comey's testimony.
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.
Testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday, FBI Director Robert Mueller promised an overhaul of the bureau, aimed at preventing future breakdowns in communication and further enabling the FBI's hunt for terrorists.
The FBI will undergo a massive reorganization, shifting its chief priority to preventing future terrorist attacks and away from the more traditional crimes it currently investigates, Attorney General John Ashcroft announced Wednesday.
Attorney General John Ashcroft and FBI Director Robert Mueller announce the FBI plan to focus on counterterrorism.
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