Salon.com Alberto Gonzales' coup d'etat The Constitution be damned, the attorney general has seized control of U.S. attorney appointments for partisan purposes, By Joe Conason, Feb 9, 2007 "...the attorney general insists that all of these curious firings were due to "performance" issues...Any such self-serving statements emanating from Alberto Gonzales should always be greeted with appropriate skepticism..."
2007 US attorneys firing scandal: Should Alberto Gonzales resign? by James Rathz. "While George W. Bush was completely within his rights as president to fire the attorneys, the scandal lies in how the White House has completely mucked up the issue from a public affairs standpoint...Even if they were doing their job in an immaculate manner, the president has the right to terminate them. However, I do not believe that this gives him the right to slander the attorneys and attack their job performances."
ABC News: E-Mails Show Rove's Role in U.S. Attorney Firings White House Says E-Mails Are Consistent With Its Original Statements on the Controversy. Mar 15, 2007 "New unreleased e-mails from top administration officials show that the idea of firing all 93 U.S. attorneys was raised by White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove in early January 2005, indicating Rove was more involved in the plan than the White House previously acknowledged. The e-mails also show how Alberto Gonzales discussed the idea of firing the attorneys en masse while he was still White House counsel -- weeks before he was confirmed as attorney general."
C-SPAN: ATTORNEY FIRING INVESTIGATION Firing of U.S. Attorneys: Eight U.S. attorneys were fired by the Justice Department in ... Alberto Gonzales' Opening Statement for a Senate Judiciary Hearing ...
Scribd U.S. Attorneys Firing Timeline Firings’ flap breakdown: Attorney General Alberto Gonzales initially dismissed the Democratic outcry over the firing of seven U.S. attorneys as “an overblown personnel matter." (PDF)