Friday, March 16, 2007

As If There Had Been Any Doubt

New York Times:
Karl Rove, the senior presidential adviser, inquired about firing United States attorneys in January 2005, e-mail messages released Thursday show. The request prompted a Justice Department aide to respond that Alberto R. Gonzales, soon to be confirmed as attorney general, favored replacing a group of “underperforming” prosecutors.

The e-mail messages, part of a larger collection that the Justice Department is preparing to turn over to Congressional investigators, indicate that Mr. Rove and Mr. Gonzales, then the White House counsel, had considered replacing prosecutors earlier than either has previously acknowledged.

In a message on Jan. 6, 2005, one White House lawyer wrote to a colleague: “Karl Rove stopped by to ask you (roughly quoting) ‘how we planned to proceed regarding U.S. Attorneys, whether we were going to allow all to stay, request resignations from all and accept only some of them or selectively replace them, etc.’”
Anyone who pays attention to this Administration knows that everything they do is pure, cynical, politics, and that Karl Rove is Bush's number one strategist and point man. The fired U.S. Attorneys were investigating Republican criminal activity, or were failing to obsessively investigate Democrats. The White House didn't want an objective Justice Department, it wanted a Nixonian political attack wing. This Administration operates the way the Soviet Union operated. They've been caught red-handed. Will they get away with this, too?

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