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Michigan: Feiger claims he was political target of DOJ

The Detroit News reports: Attorney Geoffrey Fieger fired fresh accusations Thursday at embattled U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, accusing Gonzales of personally approving a 2005 raid on his law office that Fieger says was part of a political witch hunt.

Gonzales faces congressional calls for his resignation over the firing of eight U.S. attorneys since December. Critics say the firings were political and reasons included aggressive prosecution of Republicans -- charges Gonzales and the White House deny.

Fieger said legislators need to focus on prosecutors who were not fired but rewarded, such as U.S. Attorney Stephen Murphy in Detroit, nominated by President Bush for the federal appeals court. Murphy is awaiting confirmation.

"The Detroit federal prosecutor's office has agreed to take the lead for the Bush White House by engaging in numerous political prosecutions of Democrats," Fieger said. -- Fieger says Gonzales targeted him

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