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Gonzales under fire

The Los Angeles Times says Sampson's testimony "could be a major blow to Gonzales, who is struggling to hold on to his job in the face of growing criticism from Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill"

The New York Times adds that the White House repeated its support of Gonzales yesterday, "while acknowledging disappointment with [his] handling of the dismissals. 'The attorney general has some work to do up on Capitol Hill,' said Dana Perino, a White House spokeswoman, adding that President Bush "wasn't satisfied with incomplete or inconsistent information being provided to Capitol Hill."

Fired Arkansas US attorney Bud Cummins spoke out yesterday at the University of Arkansas, where he said Gonzales was remiss for not placing a 'firewall' between politics and the work of the Justice Department.