Washington, United States of America
FILE PHOTO OF US ATTORNEY GENERAL JOHN ASHCROFT.
Officials of the U.S. Justice Department which is investigating Enron Corp.,
said on January 10, 2002 that U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft has
removed himself from involvement in the case because of campaign
contributions from the fallen energy giant. "The attorney general has not
been involved in any aspect of initiating or conducting any investigation
involving Enron," the department said in a three-sentence statement.
Ashcroft addresses reporters during a news conference in this November 29,
2001 file photo. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang/FILE