March 18 Preview: U.S. Attorney Firings

Two "victims" of Washington's latest scandal will be in the public eye Sunday, as the news talk shows devote time to the growing controversy over the dismissal last year of eight U.S. attorneys -- with allegations that they were fired for political reasons and conflicting accounts of White House involvement.

Former U.S. attorneys Bud Cummins and David Iglesias -- two of the prosecutors who lost their jobs -- will appear on "Fox News Sunday."

The senators investigating the firings also will be all over the Sunday political news shows. Fox has Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.), the senior Republican on the Judiciary Committee, and Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.). ABC's "This Week" hosts Sen.Patrick Leahy(D-VT), chairman of the Judiciary Committee, and committee member John Cornyn (R-Tex.). NBC's "Meet the Press" has Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), who last Sunday called for the resignation of Alberto Gonzales.

On the Iraq war, ABC has national security adviser Stephen Hadley.
NBC has a panel that includes former Maine Rep. Tom Andrews (D), former House majority leader Tom Delay (R-Tex.), neoconservative Richard Perle of the American Enterprise Institute and anti-war Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.).

And CNN's "Late Edition" hosts Zbigniew Brzezinski, the national security adviser during the Carter administration, and Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.), who is helping oversee efforts in the House to wrest control of Iraq policy from the Bush administration and accelerate the withdrawal of U.S. troops.

By Zachary Goldfarb |  March 16, 2007; 7:00 PM ET
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