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2009-06-04 12:31:00

WHEELING, W.Va., June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former Ohio Republican Congressman and radio talk show host Bob Ney has a challenge for ex-Bush administration Attorney General Alberto Gonzales: "Let's see what you think of waterboarding -- after you've tried it!" Gonzales has maintained publicly that the Bush administration's waterboarding of alleged terror suspects did not constitute torture. "If Alberto Gonzales wants to clear his name by saying he didn't cooperate in torture, then...

2008-10-07 00:00:23

A federal appeals court in Washington Monday agreed to a delay in the testimony of White House aides in a probe of the firing of nine U.S. attorneys. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals declined to order White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten and former White House Counsel Harriet Miers to testify before a House committee investigating the dismissals, The Washington Post reported. The panel said the investigation into claims that federal prosecutors were fired in 2006 for...

2008-09-29 14:40:53

U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey says he has appointed a special prosecutor to decide whether criminal charges should be brought against his predecessor. Mukasey, in a statement released Monday, said he has appointed Nora Dannehy, acting U.S. attorney in Connecticut, to lead an investigation of former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and others for their roles in what some say were the politically motivated firings of nine U.S. attorneys in 2006. The appointment came after...

2008-09-03 06:00:02

By Kevin Johnson WASHINGTON -- Former attorney general Alberto Gonzales mishandled highly classified information related to two of the government's most sensitive counterterrorism programs, including its controversial domestic surveillance operation, a Justice Department report released Tuesday said. The report said Gonzales took home classified notes in February 2005 that partially outlined some operational aspects of the surveillance program and left them at home for an "indeterminate...

2008-09-02 21:00:02

By Lara Jakes Jordan WASHINGTON - Former Atty. Gen. Alberto Gonzales mishandled highly classified notes about a secret counter-terror program, but he did not do so on purpose, according to a memo by his legal team. The memo acknowledges that Gonzales improperly stored notes about the program and might have taken them home at one point. Removing secret documents from specially secured rooms violates government policy. Gonzales' lawyers wrote in their memo that there is no evidence the...

2008-07-29 18:00:30

By Lara Jakes Jordan WASHINGTON - Former Justice Department officials broke the law by letting Bush administration politics dictate the hiring of prosecutors, immigration judges and other career government lawyers, according to an internal investigation released Monday. For nearly two years, top advisers to then-Atty. Gen. Alberto Gonzales discriminated against applicants for career jobs who weren't Republican or conservative loyalists, the Justice report found. At times, their search for...

2008-07-28 15:00:02

WASHINGTON _ Aides to former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales violated federal laws and Justice Department policies by illegally selecting employees based on their conservative and Republican leanings, a joint report by two department watchdog agencies reported Monday. The report by the department's inspector general and the Office of Professional Responsibility found that in some instances, especially involving the hiring of immigration judges, the improper screening was "systematic."...

2006-09-05 18:10:50

By Caren Bohan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush plans to unveil proposed legislation on Wednesday to set a structure for conducting trials of foreign terrorism suspects held at Guantanamo Bay, White House officials said. The Supreme Court in June rejected as illegal the military tribunal system set up by the Bush administration to try Guantanamo prisoners, most of whom were captured in Afghanistan. The court said the tribunals -- an alternative legal system -- lacked...

2006-08-17 22:59:57

By Kevin Krolicki DETROIT (Reuters) - A judge ordered the Bush administration on Thursday to stop a domestic wiretap program it says protects Americans from terrorism but which the judge said violated their civil rights. The administration, buoyed by polls showing Americans back its handling of security and terrorism, appealed against the federal court ruling, saying: "We couldn't disagree more." U.S. District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor said the wiretaps under a five-year-old...

2006-08-02 17:43:52

By Vicki Allen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration on Wednesday said it would be willing to use much of the military justice code to try foreign terrorism suspects, but Democrats said its plan still fell short of meeting the U.S. Supreme Court's demands for fair trials. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said the administration was still drafting its plan, but that it would propose trying enemy combatants based on military court martial procedures -- although with a number...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
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