US Attorney-General Alberto Gonzales has resigned, The New York Times says on its website, citing a senior administration official.
The official said an announcement would be made later in the day but Justice Department officials were not immediately available to comment on the resignation report.
The official told The Times Mr Gonzales had told Mr Bush on Friday in a telephone call he would resign.
The 51-year-old has been at the centre of a political firestorm for President George W Bush over the sacking of eight federal prosecutors, which critics in Congress complained were politically motivated. I seem to recall that it is possible he perjured himself before Congressional enquiry or admitted ignorance.
In fact, Wikipedia notes, “Through his testimony before Congress on issues ranging from the Patriot Act to U.S. Attorney firings, he has commonly admitted ignorance.”
Just what the world needed. An ignorant Attorney-General in the employ of an ignorant President!