Former Attorney General John Ashcroft has agreed to appear at a federal hearing looking into no-bid contracts he and others received to monitor out-of-court corporate settlements. A House Judiciary Committee subcommittee announced the agreement with Ashcroft in Washington, D.C., on Monday, the day before the committee was to consider authorizing its chairman to issue him a subpoena. The committee hearing was hastily postponed after Ashcroft said he would voluntarily testify.
Ashcroft Agrees to Testify in Hearing About No-Bid Monitoring Contracts
The Associated Press
February 26, 2008