Saturday, April 07, 2007

3 U.S. Attorney's Lawyers Resign Posts

by S-Q @ 8:45 PM MDT

© 2007 Stephen Pitt


Huffington Post/AP

MINNEAPOLIS — Three lawyers in the U.S. Attorney's office in Minneapolis resigned their management posts, moves that gained national attention against the backdrop of claims top federal prosecutors elsewhere were fired for political reasons.

U.S. Attorney Rachel Paulose confirmed Friday that John Marti, a first assistant U.S. attorney, Erika Mozangue, head of the office's civil division, and James Lackner, who heads the office's criminal division, have decided to "go back to the line to be full-time prosecutors."

She did not say why the three stepped down and indicated that she would have no further public comment. "We have work to do," her statement said.

52 comments:

S-Q said...

She did not say why the three stepped down and indicated that she would have no further public comment. "We have work to do," her statement said.
-----------------

Yeah, work to do.. she means covering up the mess!

LOLMAO

Larry said...

Sounds like more attorneygate.

S-Q said...

Yes, and I agree with Mike on this.. I think it will be what takes down this administration.

S-Q said...

I think sh*t is gonna hit the fan next week when Congress returns from recess.

Larry said...

If Monica Goodling flips then Gonzales should go down.

S-Q said...

Do you think she will flip? I think she will..

teak said...

Acting attorney general

Friday, April 06, 2007

"Three-plus weeks into the controversy over the firing of eight U.S. attorneys, this is the best defense Attorney General Alberto Gonzales can make: I'm not in charge of the Justice Department.

On March 13, Mr. Gonzales denied any involvement in the firings. But 10 days later - on a Friday night, in hopes of drawing less attention - the Justice Department released documents that placed Mr. Gonzales with his aides at a Nov. 27 meeting about the dismissals.".....

That's right, Abu works for the President only. Make Fitzgerald AG.

Mike said...

Good picture SQ, but I think a yellow mammoth would have been more appropriate...........gutless yellow elephants is what the overwhelming majority of repugs are, and a mammoth because the repug party is about to be driven in obsolessence and extinction because of fools like GWB just like the mammoth went extinct.

Larry said...

I think she will flip and save herself and take Gonzales down.

S-Q said...

She had better or when it happens she will go down with him..

S-Q said...

Mike:

Stephen hasn't done that picture yet! LOL However, he is working at adding more to his collection. I have his copyright permission to use his work! ;)

S-Q said...

Teak:

Fitz can't work under this administration because he is too honest!

S-Q said...

Teak:

As far as being Attorney General, Fitz wouldn't do what Gonzo has..

S-Q said...

Geezer:

Are you still reading or did you get lost in the blogosphere? LOL

S-Q said...

Larry:

I think Gonzo will resign next week before he has to appear before the Senate.

Larry said...

If Gonzo resigns, Bush will be in trouble. He has been Bush's boy for years, and helped cover up a lot of his crimes.

If it isn't before he testifies, it will be shortly after.

S-Q said...

Larry:

Yes, you're correct. Gonzo is the only reason several aren't already behind bars! So, I'm thinking once he goes down, there will be many more..

Larry said...

I hope you are right S-Q. I wish it would get to Rove. Bush would really be hurting then.

Voltron said...

Fitz is in trouble now anyway. He may be charged with lying to federal judges...

Voltron said...

"Libby’s persecutor may busted for lying to judges, and that could free Libby.

Mr. Fitzgerald is fighting release of the affidavits he filed with the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to justify compelling two reporters to testify about their conversations with Mr. Libby, and to throw one of them in jail for 85 days until she did so.

Also under court seal are eight pages of a redacted 2005 D.C. Circuit opinion by Judge David Tatel that explained the court’s decision to support Mr. Fitzgerald’s pursuit of the reporters.

We now know Fitzgerald knew the identity of the leaker (the lefty Richard Armitage) when he filed these affidavits. So he indicted the reporters to make them reveal something he already knew.

Now the hunt is on to establish if he lied to the Court of Appeals:

In January, Dow Jones…and the Associated Press requested that the D.C. Circuit release this material now that the case is wrapped up…

The Dow Jones-AP request is about holding Mr. Fitzgerald accountable for what he told the courts.

If it is the same as what he told the public, then the prosecutor should have nothing to fear from the release of the affidavits or Judge Tatel’s redacted opinion.

Fitzgerald’s battle to keep his evidence hidden suggests he lied. That would give Libby excellent grounds for appeal, since a crooked prosecutor taints a verdict."

Voltron said...

Imagine what's gonna happen when Valerie Plame gets indicted for lying to congress...

S-Q said...

Voltron:

Can you provide a link to your story?

S-Q said...

Larry:

Yep, Rove and Gonzo together would hurt Bush more than anything! LOL

Larry said...

Just think if Rove thought he was going to Prison, he would either get a quick pardon or take Bush and Cheney with him.

S-Q said...

Larry:

Justice is coming for all of those evildoers, whether they all go together or one at a time.. but it would be sooo sweet to see them all in orange jumpsuits together! A "family" photo worth framing!

LOLMAO

Voltron said...

Fitzgerald

Larry said...

Cheney is so fat he would need an orange tent, Rove is such a prissy, he would squall like a baby and Bush would probably commit suicide.

S-Q said...

Volt:

Okay, thanks! That is an opinion which as you know opinion's are like a**holes...everyone has one.. so, I won't get too excited over that one. ;)

Larry said...

Don't waste your time S-Q. He doesn't think anymore of your opinion than you do his.

He is a waste of time.

S-Q said...

Larry:

Yep! LOL

Did you hear about Dumbyeah running his truck into his barn on the Crawford ranch awhile back? Laura was in the truck with him and she told him his recent speech sucked and Dumbyeah had a tantrum and hit the barn! LOLMAO

Larry said...

I don't doubt that. Pickles was probably drunk again and didn't know he hit anything.

S-Q said...

Larry:

Yep! They were both probably plastered! LOL

How come those Neocons have such weird nicknames?

Dumbya, Turdblossom, Scooter, Pickles, Darth, and what is Gonzo's nickname? Freddie? LOL

Larry said...

Donn't forget the sweet innocent Bush twins.

Tramps and drunks all rolled into one.

S-Q said...

Larry:

The Bush twins? Gin & Tonic? LOL

Larry said...

I like that S-Q.

I;ll send you a photo of Jenna tomorrow, removing her panties.

Voltron said...

"Don't waste your time S-Q. He doesn't think anymore of your opinion than you do his."
-Larry

Well at least we're on equal footing then...

S-Q said...

Guys:

If I don't see you tomorrow, have a wonderful Easter.

I will be praying for Peace in the world because that is what God would want. Peace among his children.

Good night ;)

Larry said...

Happy Easter S-Q.

GEEZERPOWER said...

Hi SQ

Had to go buy some more eggs. I heard a loud pop and ran for the kitchen, and my easter eggs were blowing up...lol

Transformer is a weird dude...Hi trans...Why are ya watching the kool-aide news? Now don't ya get all excited cause Fitz had a Perry Mason moment, its been a common modus operendum since the days of Clarence Darrow.

Yessir...It's allways smart to keep a few fresh eggs for another day...( :

Voltron said...

LOL, Hi geezer. I just like my news "fair and balanced" is all.

Sorry about your eggs...

S-Q said...

Larry:

Thanks for the great conversation!

Good Night Larry! ;)


Geezer:

Did you think it was the 4th of July? Blowing up eggs should make your home smell special! LOL

Good Night Geezer! ;)

Voltron said...

Hey Larry, send that pic to me too...

Voltron said...

G'night Suzie.

clif said...

Yo dolty boy the lying wall street opinion page is NOT facts son just more reichwingnut spin and wishes,
go back to the pink pajama circle jerk romper room and play with your widdle dollies son.

Voltron said...

Clif, the fact that the Dow Jones and AP are filing suits to get those records aren't simply opinions. That's a fact.

Fitzgerald fighting to keep them sealed is also a fact.

Asking WHY Fitz is fighting so hard over information that has supposedly already been stated in court seems to be a legitimate question doesn't it?

If he told the truth, then he has no reason to hide the records does he?

Clif said...

Dolty boy maybe he is NOT finished with his investigation, and maybe until the appeals are finished he does not want to reveal everything he has, you idiot reichwingnuts always claim so much and end up with nothing but looking stupid as usual.

Fitzgerald ain't going to jail, but if Bush don't pardon Libby he is.

Suck on that asshole

Clif said...

Dolty boy said...

"Don't waste your time S-Q. He doesn't think anymore of your opinion than you do his."
-Larry

Well at least we're on equal footing then...

10:48 PM


Sorry son, but to be on equal footing you'd have to have some FACTS on your side not just another reichwingnut opinion hate monger spreading the reichwingnut kool-aid again.

Stick to the idiots at your pink pajama circle jerk romper room son, they think opinion is fact.

Especially Goo Goo

AngryMan said...

I think that the artwork in the post is going to be my new desktop.

Voltron said...

Well Clif, I can see you're just as full of sunshine and joy outside Lydia's blog as well.

S-Q said...

Stick to the idiots at your pink pajama circle jerk romper room son, they think opinion is fact.
-----------------

Clif:

You're funny!

LOLMAO

S-Q said...

Angryman:

Just don't post Stephen's artwork anywhere...I have copyright permission from him because he is my friend. ;)

clif said...

hate the facts here also eh son?