U.S. Attorney General Gonzales has resigned
U.S. Sources: Attorney General Gonzales has resigned
CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) ” Attorney General Alberto Gonzales resigned, officials said Monday, ending a monthslong standoff with critics who questioned his honesty and competence at the helm of the Justice Department.
The Justice Department planned a news conference for 7:30 a.m. PDT, in Washington. Bush was expected to discuss Gonzales’ departure at his Crawford, Texas, ranch before leaving on a trip to western states.
Solicitor General Paul Clement will be acting attorney general until a replacement is found, said the officials who spoke on condition of anonymity to avoid pre-empting the announcement.