March 18, 2007
Our guests this week include:
• Harry E. Cummins III, former U.S. attorney in Arkansas
• David Iglesias, former U.S. attorney for New Mexico
• Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., Senate Judiciary Committee
• Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales faces increasing criticism over the firing of eight U.S. attorneys. Internal White House e-mails indicate that political adviser Karl Rove was involved in early discussions. We will speak with two of the dismissed U.S. attorneys to get more of the inside story. Harry E. Cummins III, the former U.S. attorney in Arkansas, and David Iglesias, the former U.S. attorney for New Mexico, will join us.
Democrats in Congress are eager to investigate whether the prosecutors were fired for political reasons and discover whether the administration has misled Congress when explaining the firings. Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, will be with us to talk about the congressional investigation.
Four years after the Iraq war began the country watches to see whether the U.S. troop surge in Iraq will work. The Senate Republicans have just defeated the Democratic plan to begin withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq by March 31, 2008, but the debate over withdrawal could begin again during debate on the Iraq supplemental spending bill. We’ll talk about the next push to create a deadline for withdrawal with Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass.
Our panel will discuss the controversy over the fired U.S. attorneys and plans to withdraw troops from Iraq. Joining us will be Brit Hume of Fox News, Mara Liasson of National Public Radio, Bill Kristol of The Weekly Standard, and Juan Williams of National Public Radio.
The Iowa caucuses are still ten months away, but the 2008 presidential race is already in full swing. We begin a new ongoing series of power players profiling 2008 campaign insiders. The prospect of a frontloaded primary schedule could mean that candidates will have to crisscross the country at a more frenzied pace than ever before. Our power player this week is Alyssa Mastromonaco, the Director of Scheduling and Advance for Barack Obama’s presidential campaign.
So check your local listings and we’ll see you on the next FOX News Sunday.