ABC News' George Stephanopoulos Reports: Congressional sources tell ABC News they're expecting the Justice Department to release more documents today concerning the controversial firing of eight U.S. attorneys last year. The documents weren't expected until tomorrow, but House and Senate are now anticipating they'll receive around 200 pages of documents by close of business today.
Emails released earlier this week show back and forth communications over plans to fire the attorneys between Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' chief of staff â€“ who resigned Monday amid the controversy â€“ and former White House Counsel Harriet Miers. An email released late yesterday shows White House adviser Karl Rove asked about plans for the attorneys as early as January 2005.
Justice Department sources have told ABC News the latest documents to be released show more e-mail traffic between the White House and Justice Department discussing the plans to dismiss U.S. attorneys.