DOJ spokesperson Brian Roehrkasse confirmed that the meeting occurred, but characterized Gonzales' statements as efforts to "comfort" Goodling during a "very difficult period of her life." Goodling also admitted during her testimony that she improperly considering applicants based on politics [JURIST report], and said that at least one US Attorney was fired to open a spot for a protege of Karl Rove. On Monday, Republican senators successfully blocked a no-confidence vote against Gonzales [JURIST report]. The New York Times has more.
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