Thursday, March 15, 2007

Statements On Firings of Prosecutors Are Key Issue

By S-Q @ 7:46 AM MDT

© 2007 Stephen Pitt

In testimony on Jan. 18, Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales assured the Senate Judiciary Committee that the Justice Department had no intention of avoiding Senate input on the hiring of U.S. attorneys.

Just a month earlier, D. Kyle Sampson, who was then Gonzales's chief of staff, laid out a plan to do just that. In an e-mail, he detailed a strategy for evading Arkansas Democrats in installing Tim Griffin, a former GOP operative and protege of presidential adviser Karl Rove, as the U.S. attorney in Little Rock.

"We should gum this to death," Sampson wrote to a White House aide on Dec. 19. "[A]sk the senators to give Tim a chance . . . then we can tell them we'll look for other candidates, ask them for recommendations, evaluate the recommendations, interview their candidates, and otherwise run out the clock. All of this should be done in 'good faith,' of course."

The conflict between documents released this week and previous administration statements is quickly becoming the central issue for lawmakers who are angry about the way Gonzales and his aides handled the coordinated firings of eight U.S. attorneys last year.

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5 comments:

S-Q said...

I predict Gonzo will resign by Friday! LOL

GEEZERPOWER said...

Gonzo is hosed, if for no other reason, for his whiney little voice. He has obviously accepted the chip and will be unfit for employment in the real world...Heehehehehe

S-Q said...

Yep, Gonzo is as good as gone! Hopefully, the next AG will understand our Constitution!

Did you see that Jon Stewart video yet about Seedy Gonzales? LMAO

Anonymous said...

I love this picture!

Stephen Pitt is very talented!

S-Q said...

Hi Anon:

Yes, Stephen is an exceptional artist! ;D

I feel very privileged to have his art on this blog! He's a very nice person too! :)