Gonzales Lunching With GOP Sens

ABC's Jonathan Karl reports: Embattled Attorney General met this afternoon with several Republican Senators, including Orrin Hatch, Jon Kyl, John Cornyn and Jeff Sessions, GOP sources said.

The lunch meeting held at the Department of Justice, sources said, was initiated by Gonzales.  A source familiar with the meeting says it was an attempt by Gonzales to reach out to Republicans who have been decidedly unhappy with how he has handled the US Attorney mess.

The meeting comes as a House panel voted today to authorize the subpoenas of several White House aides in the investigation of the US Attorney firings and the Senate is scheduled to vote on such authorization tomorrow. LINK

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