Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Top Republican aide implicated in attorney firing probe

A senior aide to Rep. Doc Hastings (R-WA) has been implicated in the controversial firing of eight U.S. attorneys by the Bush administration, which Democrats believe may have been politically motivated, The Hill reports.

Senate Democrats, having launched a probe into the matter, heard testimony before the Judiciary Committee in which former US Attorney John McKay "said that Ed Cassidy, then-chief of staff to Hastings, called him in 2004 to ask whether he was investigating allegations of voter fraud after a Democrat won the Washington state governor's race in a third recount," Susan Crabtree writes for The Hill.

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1 comment:

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

Of course, this was politically motivated! The Republicans want attorneys to cover their butts for all of their crimes and corruption!