[Marxism] US Attorney General finally resigns

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Aug 27 06:59:32 MDT 2007


Attorney General Alberto Gonzales Resigns

By Howard Schneider
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, August 27, 2007; 8:52 AM

Embattled Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales has resigned from his 
post, according to an administration official, ending a controversial 
cabinet tenure that included clashes with Congress over the firing of 
nine U.S. attorneys and the scope of efforts to spy on U.S. citizens.

The official said Gonzales submitted a letter on Friday saying he had 
decided to step down, but the announcement was withheld until he met 
with President Bush at the president's Crawford ranch. His resignation 
will be announced later today, the official said.

Gonzales' decision was first reported by the New York Times on its Web site.

Gonzales' resignation marks the loss of another Bush loyalist at a time 
when his support in public opinion polls has been lagging. Though Bush 
had voiced continued support for Gonzales, a longtime ally from Texas, 
the attorney general's support in Congress had withered after a series 
of run-ins that prompted some lawmakers to allege he had committed perjury.




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