House committee hits Gonzales with first subpoena

The House Judiciary Committee issued its first subpoena in the investigation over the firings of several U.S. Attorneys.

The subpoena, issued to Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, demands new and unredacted documents from the Justice Department. Rep. John Conyers (D-Michigan), the committee chairman, said lawmakers lost patience in waiting for the information.

Gonzales is set to testify about the controversy next week. He has faced calls to resign but President Bush has given his support.

Of the eight U.S. Attorneys who were fired or asked to leave, five represented states with significant Indian Country, including Arizona, New Mexico, Washington and Michigan.

Get the Story:
House Panel Issues First Subpoena Over Firings (The Washington Post 4/11)
House Subpoenas More U.S. Attorney Files (The New York Times 4/11)

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