U.S. Attorney Scandal
The old Russian communists could have learned a thing or two about enforcing orthodoxy and purging idealogical undesirables from the work of Justice Department official Bradley Schlozman. These people care nothing about running our government, only about raiding the treasury to ...read more
To Bushies, The GOP Is More Important Than The Government
That's the larger message behind the U.S. Attorney scandal. The White House's former political director was furious at Justice Department officials for disclosing to Congress that the administration had forced out the U.S. attorney in Little Rock, Ark., to make way for a protege ...read more
Are the Senate Dems really so afraid that they won't hold a no-confidence vote on Alberto Gonzales? COME. ON. A useless nonbinding resolution was all the rage a few months ago, but a sense of the senate rebuking the chief law enforcement officer of the country for being a ...read more
How Your Department Of Justice Became An Arm Of The Republican Party
We should never ever trust these bastards again. During four years as a Justice Department civil rights lawyer, Hans von Spakovsky went so far in a crusade against voter fraud as to warn of its dangers under a pseudonym in a law journal article. Writing as "Publius," von ...read more
Conyers To Gonzo: Quit Stonewalling
We want answers. The House Judiciary Committee issued a subpoena to Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales today seeking hundreds of pages of new or uncensored records related to the firings of eight U.S. attorneys last year, officials said. It is the first subpoena to be issued ...read more
U.S. Attorney Scandal: Monica Goodling Pleading The 5th? Doesn't That Imply A Crime Somewhere?
That seems like the right thing to infer here. Monica Goodling, a Justice Department official involved in the firings of federal prosecutors, will refuse to answer questions at upcoming Senate hearings, citing Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination, her lawyer said ...read more
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales Is A Liar
Dear Democrats, please do not use stupid Washington words and phrases like "misled", "misspoke", or "was untruthful". Alberto Gonzales clearly lied in order to cover the ass of himself, and probably the White House. He lied. It is a word used by normal Americans, and when you ...read more
U.S. Attorney Scandal: Setting Up Rove's Boy In Arkansas
I'm sure this maneuvering is a big part of why the President is trying to obstruct the investigation by not allowing Rove to testify under oath. What's really sad here is that getting the Bush administration to do actual work seems like a fruitless race unless it involves one of ...read more
U.S. Attorney Scandal: Majority Leader Reid Responds to Bush's Obstruction
Reid goes checkmate. "After telling a bunch of different stories about why they fired the U.S. Attorneys, the Bush administration is not entitled to the benefit of the doubt. Congress and the American people deserve a straight answer. If Karl Rove plans to tell the truth, he has ...read more
U.S. Attorney Scandal: "Partisan Fishing Expedition"
From Bush's laughable defense of the U.S. Attorney scandal. Expect to see the talking point on talk radio, cable news (especially Fox News Propaganda Network), and on the rightie blogs. I hope Sens. Schumer, Leahy, etc. are having a good laugh while their staff type up the ...read more
How Strong Are The Democrats?
This is a test. The White House, as usual, is trying to weasel out of the U.S. attorney scandal by offering b.s. private meetings instead of congressional testimony. If the Democrats have any balls, they'll laugh in the GOP's face and write up the subpoenas before the week is ...read more
Alberto Gonzales Cleaning Out His Desk?
Looks like it. Republican officials operating at the behest of the White House have begun seeking a possible successor to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, whose support among GOP lawmakers on Capitol Hill has collapsed, according to party sources familiar with the discussions. ...read more
U.S. Attorney Scandal: The Lies Keep On Coming
These subpoenas are going to be fun. One of the U.S. attorneys fired by the Bush administration after Republican complaints that he neglected to prosecute voter fraud had been heralded for his expertise in that area by the Justice Department, which twice selected him to train ...read more