The Bush administration, bowing to an uproar over its firing of eight federal prosecutors, won't oppose legislation changing the rules for replacing them, senators said Thursday. The new legislation would remove the administration's power to fill the vacancies without Senate confirmation. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales also reportedly agreed to let five of his top aides involved in the firings talk with the Judiciary Committee, which had been prepared to authorize subpoenas for the officials.
Administration Agrees to Change Law on Replacing Fired Prosecutors
The Associated Press
March 9, 2007