International Edition
Search
CNN.com Home Page -
CNN Exchange
Friday, March 23, 2007
AG forced to answer questions on fired U.S. Attorneys


Gonzales said Friday he has no intention of resigning.

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- During a media blitz planned long ago to tout a new ad campaign urging teenagers not to post private information on the web, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales had to answer questions about the circumstances surrounding the fired U.S. Attorneys.

Gonzales and the president of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children did a series of interviews with TV and radio stations from across the country Friday morning trying to tout the release of new public service announcements.

An anchor from WUSA-TV began her interview with Gonzales asking "wouldn't it help your President and your party as they approach the 2008 elections if you did step down for the good of your party?"

He responded, "let us wait and see what the facts are. You know the question is whether these political appointees--were they removed for improper reasons. We have already provided a lot of information to the Congress. We are going to make DOJ officials available to come and be interviewed and to testify. We want to get to the bottom of what happened here."

Gonzales also repeated he has no intention of resigning. "I think I have been effective in this position. But I will leave it for others to judge as to whether or not I can continue here. I have to remain focused on what I am doing. I am confident that we can continue to do great things for the American public, and I am just going to continue doing my job," he told KDKA radio.

-- CNN's Kevin Bohn and Carol Cratty
CNN Comment Policy: CNN encourages you to add a comment to this discussion. You may not post any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic or other material that would violate the law. Please note that CNN makes reasonable efforts to review all comments prior to posting and CNN may edit comments for clarity or to keep out questionable or off-topic material. All comments should be relevant to the post and remain respectful of other authors and commenters. By submitting your comment, you hereby give CNN the right, but not the obligation, to post, air, edit, exhibit, telecast, cablecast, webcast, re-use, publish, reproduce, use, license, print, distribute or otherwise use your comment(s) and accompanying personal identifying information via all forms of media now known or hereafter devised, worldwide, in perpetuity. CNN Privacy Statement.
Search
© 2007 Cable News Network.
A Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms under which this service is provided to you.
Read our privacy guidelines. Contact us. Site Map.
Offsite Icon External sites open in new window; not endorsed by CNN.com
Pipeline Icon Pay service with live and archived video. Learn more
Radio News Icon Download audio news  |  RSS Feed Add RSS headlines