by S-Q @ 6:57 PM MDT
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales approved plans to fire several U.S. attorneys according to documents released Friday, the Associated Press is now reporting.
"Attorney General Alberto Gonzales approved plans to fire several U.S. attorneys in a November meeting, according to documents released Friday that contradict earlier claims that he was not closely involved in the dismissals," reports the AP.
The report continues, "The Nov. 27 meeting, in which the attorney general and at least five top Justice Department officials participated, focused on a five-step plan for carrying out the firings of the prosecutors, Justice Department officials said late Friday."
"There, Gonzales signed off on the plan, which was crafted by his chief of staff, Kyle Sampson. Sampson resigned last week in the wake of the political firestorm surrounding the firings."