By the end of last week, even conservative Republicans were publicly assailing the Justice Department over its firing of seven U.S. Attorneys. As the scrutiny intensifies and Congress continues its probe into the matter, the DOJ seems to have two options: continue to criticize the fired prosecutors or admit what many suspect was the motivation for demanding the resignations in the first place -- to burnish the credentials of young Republican stars by giving them at least a two-year run as U.S. Attorneys.
DOJ Goes Into Damage Control Over Firing of U.S. Attorneys
March 12, 2007