Thursday, February 15, 2007

Sen. Schumer to investigate purge of federal prosecutors

TPM Muckraker has the video, from the Senate floor:
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), speaking on the Senate floor this afternoon, vowed to "get to the bottom" of the administration's December purge of federal prosecutors, and said that if they found that the prosecutors had indeed received positive job evaluations from the Justice Department before being booted, "there will be real trouble."
This is a very disturbing story, as President (sic) Bush used a provision of the Patriot (sic) Act to bypass otherwise required Senate confirmation, while replacing professional prosecutors- many of whom had been investigating Republican lawmakers or federal officials- with political cronies. Keep an eye on this.

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