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08-01-2010, 03:16 PM
I know there wasn't much of a stink raised when the awful Bush DOJ fired those nine lawyers years ago but just to conclude the issue:

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">If a Washington "scandal" ends long after it can be milked for political gain, and it turns out there was nothing to it, does anyone notice? Consider the whimpering end to the once ferocious controversy over the firing of nine U.S. Attorneys, which brought down former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

The Justice Department informed Congress on Wednesday that a special investigator in the case found no evidence of wrongdoing. The Washington Post ran a wire story about the report on page five.

After their dismissals in 2006, Democrats pounced on the Bush Administration for "politicizing justice," and Mr. Gonzales became their favorite piņata. Democrats alleged that Karl Rove, then the deputy White House chief of staff, meddled in those decisions. He was also exonerated this week.

The findings of investigator Nora Dannehy confirm that this fiasco was always a political dispute, not a criminal one. U.S. Attorneys serve at a President's discretion and can be removed for any reason. Mr. Gonzales and his chief of staff, Kyle Sampson, who carried out an internal review of prosecutors, didn't help their cause with confusing answers and political false steps. But the Dannehy investigation's final word is that no Administration official gave "false statements" to Congress or to the DOJ Inspector General, which carried out their own investigations.

The removal of the U.S. Attorney in New Mexico, David Iglesias, sucked up a lot of the political oxygen at the time and received a close look from Ms. Dannehy.


http://online.wsj.com/article/NA_WSJ_PUB:SB1000142405274870346730457538319273889 3092.html

The lie has been repeated enough already that it trumps these facts so it will be interesting to hear it repeated again and again in the future.

08-01-2010, 03:48 PM
In the mean time, the current DoJ is refusing to enforce US immigration law, election law, and civil rights law and the far left has their collectivist heads buried at hitherto unimaginable depths.


08-02-2010, 03:19 AM
You and LWW are spoon fed. bet you didn't know this.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><span style='font-size: 14pt'>Four days before Connecticut's Nora Dannehy was appointed to investigate the Bush administration's U.S. attorney firing scandal, <u>a team of lawyers she led was found to have illegally suppressed evidence in a major political corruption case.</u> </span>Today we reveal that this previously unreported fact from Dannehy's past calls into questionher entire national investigation. The revelation similarly compromises theprobe by her Connecticut colleague, John Durham, who since 2008 has been the nation's special prosecutor for DOJ and CIA decision-making involving torture. </div></div>

Oh boy. Casts a shadow over the whole investigation don't you think?


<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">In September 2008, <u>the Bush Justice Department</u> appointed Connecticut career federal prosecutor Nora Dannehy to investigate allegations that Bush officials in 2006 illegally fired nine U.S. attorneys who wouldn't politicize official corruption investigations.

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>But just four days before her appointment,</span> a federal appeals court had ruled that a team of prosecutors <span style='font-size: 20pt'>led by Dannehy illegally suppressed evidence in a major political corruption case in Connecticut. The prosecutors' misconduct was so serious that the court vacated seven of the eight convictions in the case.</span>

The ruling didn't cite Dannehy by name, and although it was publicly reported <span style='font-size: 20pt'>it apparently never came up in the news coverage of her appointment.</span>

But it now calls into question the integrity of her investigation by raising serious concerns about her credibility -- and about whether she was particularly vulnerable to political pressure from within the Justice Department.

Now, almost two years later, Dannehy has provided arguably the most important blanket exoneration for high-level U.S. criminal targets since President George H.W. Bush pardoned six Iran-Contra convicts post-election in late 1992.

The DOJ announced on July 21 that it has "closed the case" on the nine unprecedented mid-term firings because Dannehy found no criminal wrongdoing by DOJ or White House officials.

<span style='font-size: 17pt'>But the official description of her inquiry indicates that she either placed or acceded to constraints on the scope of her probe that <span style='font-size: 20pt'>restricted it to the firing of just one of the ousted U.S. attorneys, not the others </span>-- and not to the conduct of the U.S. attorneys who weren't ousted because they met whatever tests DOJ and the White House created.</span>

And although reaction to the closing of the inquiry has been muted, <span style='font-size: 17pt'>some observers are accusing her of a whitewash.</span>

"This is an outrageous act of cowardice and cover-up!" former Alabama governor and alleged political prosecution victim Don Siegelman emailed me <span style='font-size: 20pt'>regarding DOJ's decision and the failure to interview him.</span>

The Supreme Court vacated much of Siegelman'sconviction last month after years of controversy, <span style='font-size: 17pt'>including charges by Republican whistleblowers that he was prosecuted primarily because he was a Democrat.</span> As a result, House Judiciary Committee leaders and Siegelman's first trial judge, U.W. Clemon, last year separately urged Attorney Gen. Eric Holder to investigate suspected DOJ prosecution irregularities in what Clemon called <span style='font-size: 20pt'>"the most unfounded" prosecution he'd witnessed in nearly three decades on Alabama's federal bench.</span> </div></div>

link (http://www.opednews.com/articles/Case-Closed-on-the-U-S-At-by-Andrew-Kreig-100726-734.html)

Some investigation.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Grimes was fired in June 2009 from her job as a paralegal in the Middle District of Alabama, <span style='font-size: 20pt'>eight days after writing a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder outlining misconduct in the prosecution of former Governor Don Siegelman.</span> Grimes remains without a job and says she has faced significant financial and emotional stress".Tamarah Grimes has an important message for the Obama administration. It did, to its credit, try to get things right in the Shirley Sherrod matter. But its double standard on matters of "injustice" is glaring.

"<span style='font-size: 20pt'>Nora Dannehy has not contacted me,</span>" Grimes wrote me of DOJ's nationwide probe. "If the DOJ is conducting its own "inquiry' history tells us that it is one hundred percent whitewash."</div></div>

They never contacted any of the other attorneys in question either.

Q...lap it up sheep.

08-02-2010, 05:12 AM
So your argument is that the Obama DoJ is covering up for Bush?