Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Prosecutors Say They Felt Pressured, Threatened

Hill Republicans, Justice Dept. Cited

Six fired U.S. attorneys testified on Capitol Hill yesterday that they had separately been the target of complaints, improper telephone calls and thinly veiled threats from a high-ranking Justice Department official or members of Congress, both before and after they were abruptly removed from their jobs.

In back-to-back hearings in the Senate and House, former U.S. attorney David C. Iglesias of New Mexico and five other former prosecutors recounted specific instances in which some said they felt pressured by Republicans on corruption cases and one said a Justice Department official warned him to keep quiet or face retaliation.

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1 comment:

Suzie-Q (S-Q) said...

Yes they were pressured by the Republicans and told to keep quiet!

Well, I guess what goes around comes back around...