Attorney General Gonzales and FBI Director Mueller threaten resignation over fate of Jefferson material

The Washington Post is reporting that "The Justice Department signaled to the White House this week that the nation's top three law enforcement officials would resign or face firing rather than return documents seized from a Democratic congressman's office in a bribery investigation, according to administration sources familiar with the discussions." The post also reports "It appears Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales; his deputy, Paul J. McNulty; and FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III communicated to the White House that they would resiign over the materials taken from Rep. William J. Jefferson's office. Administration officials said yesterday that the specter of top-level resignations or firings at Justice and the FBI was a crucial turning point in the standoff, helping persuade President Bush to announce a cease-fire on Thursday. Bush ordered that the Jefferson materials be sealed for 45 days while Justice officials and House lawmakers work out their differences, while also making it clear that he expected the case against Jefferson to proceed."

African-American Political Pundit wonders if political intervention by the White House in the criminal justice process is the best way for justice to be served?

Is the United States Congress above the laws that they themselves make?

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