Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

"If I Were You-I'd Just Go Quietly" - IGLESIAS Says Bush Protege Told Him Ouster Was Political

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU
 
kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:13 AM
Original message
"If I Were You-I'd Just Go Quietly" - IGLESIAS Says Bush Protege Told Him Ouster Was Political
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 10:16 AM by kpete
IGLESIAS SAYS BUSH PROTG TOLD HIM POLITICS WAS BEHIND FIRING

"I couldn't believe what I was hearing: a U.S. attorney all but admitting that a colleague was being hung out to dry for reasons that had nothing to do with performance or professionalism,"

Fired U.S. attorney says colleague told him politics was behind his ouster
By Marisa Taylor | McClatchy Newspapers
Posted on Thursday, March 6, 2008

WASHINGTON A longtime protege of President Bush told former U.S. Attorney David Iglesias that he was fired for political reasons and that he shouldn't fight his ouster, Iglesias says in a new book.

"This is political," Iglesias recalls Texas U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton telling him shortly after he was ousted. "If I were you, I'd just go quietly."

Iglesias, a former U.S. attorney in New Mexico, is one of nine federal prosecutors whose firings triggered a yearlong controversy at the Justice Department and led to the resignations of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and 11 other Justice Department officials.

Iglesias cites the exchange with Sutton in his upcoming book, "In Justice," as further evidence that he was forced out because Republicans were displeased with his refusal to prosecute Democrats.

MORE AT:
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/homepage/story/29698.html
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:19 AM
Response to Original message
1. recommend
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:20 AM
Response to Original message
2. K&R
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
riderinthestorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:22 AM
Response to Original message
3. While I'm glad that Iglesias is getting this info out there
The Dems in Congress have shown they do. not. want. to. hear. this. Nor will they take any action (like issuing inherent contempt charges against Miers and Rove). It's despicable.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
scarletwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:25 AM
Response to Original message
4. Fascinating -- k&r (nt)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:27 AM
Response to Original message
5. There's another book to add to my list.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Wed Oct 01st 2014, 03:42 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC