August 27, 2007
Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales Announces His Resignation
Letter of Resignation
President Bush Discusses Resignation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales
AP: "Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' resignation Monday after months of draining controversy drew expressions of relief from Republicans and a vow from Democrats to pursue their investigation into fired federal prosecutors."
New York Times: Gonzales Career Timeline and Testimony
Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee, On Reports Of The Resignation Of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, August 27, 2007: "“Under this Attorney General and this President, the Department of Justice suffered a severe crisis of leadership that allowed our justice system to be corrupted by political influence. It is a shame, and it is the Justice Department, the American people and the dedicated professionals of our law enforcement community who have suffered most from it."
TPMmuckracker.com: Justice Department Resignation Roll Call
"The American Civil Liberties Union today said U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales’ resignation requires further congressional investigation into the Bush administration’s systematic abuse of power."
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