From the daily archives: Tuesday, March 13, 2007

In 2005, the White House considered an across-the-board purge of all US attorneys.

The White House suggested two years ago that the Justice Department fire all 93 US attorneys, a proposal that eventually resulted in the dismissals of eight prosecutors carried out last year, according to e-mails and internal documents that the administration will provide to Congress today.

Congress has requested the documents as part of an investigation by both Judiciary committees into whether the firings were politically motivated.

While it is unclear whether the documents answer that question, they show that the White House and other administration officials […]

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