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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-16-07 11:45 PM
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X-Post: Justice Weighed Firing 1 in 4 - 26 Prosecutors Were Listed As Candidates
LBN thread here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Source: Washington Post
Justice Weighed Firing 1 in 4 - 26 Prosecutors Were Listed As Candidates
By Dan Eggen and Amy Goldstein
Washington Post Staff Writers
Thursday, May 17, 2007; Page A01
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...

The Justice Department considered dismissing many more U.S. attorneys than officials have previously acknowledged, with at least 26 prosecutors suggested for termination between February 2005 and December 2006, according to sources familiar with documents withheld from the public.

Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales testified last week that the effort was limited to eight U.S. attorneys fired since last June, and other administration officials have said that only a few others were suggested for removal.

.... D. Kyle Sampson, then Gonzales's chief of staff, considered more than two dozen U.S. attorneys for termination, according to lists compiled by him and his colleagues, the sources said.

They amounted to more than a quarter of the nation's 93 U.S. attorneys. Thirteen of those known to have been targeted are still in their posts. ......

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Apparently, our nation's highest-ranking law enforcement officer is being called a LIAR.
This does not bode well for the longevity of this regime.

At this juncture, attention must be given to the complexity of reasons for firing USAs.
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 12:11 AM
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1. BIG NEWS kick
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Missy Vixen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 12:40 AM
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2. Let's find out who the rest are
I'll bet I know at least one. He's my avatar...

Julie
still president for life of the PFEB; a thorn in the side of the Bush administration since 2001
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 01:10 AM
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3. It seems this story is just beginning all over again.
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 07:59 AM
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4. McClatchy: 2 additional prosecutors were considered for ouster
McClatchy reporters had just the tip of yesterday's USA iceburg.
I do not see any proof offered for their voter fraud conjecturings.
Was this story leaked to get ahead of the WA Post story with "voter fraud" spin?

What is the real cover-up with the USAs blitzkrieg?
The Big Stone Wall of Lies surrounding the White House has new peek holes today, thanks to the WA POST.
The game is on to determine what these 26 USAs had in common. Carol Lam is a perfect place to begin.

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Wed, May. 16, 2007 - U. S. ATTORNEYS
2 additional prosecutors were considered for ouster
By Marisa Taylor and Margaret Talev
McClatchy Newspapers
http://www.realcities.com/mld/krwashington//17236461.ht ...

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department last year considered firing two U.S. attorneys in Florida and Colorado, states where allegations of voter fraud and countercharges of voter intimidation have flown in recent years, congressional investigators have learned.

That brings to nine the number of battleground election states where the Bush administration set out to replace some of the nation's top prosecutors. In at least seven states, it now appears, U.S. attorneys were fired or considered for firing as Republicans in those states urged investigations or prosecutions of alleged Democratic voter fraud.

The two prosecutors who were targeted were Gregory Miller, the U.S. attorney for the northern district of Florida in Tallahassee, and Bill Leone, the former acting U.S. attorney for Colorado.
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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 08:06 AM
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5. They should send another letter to Gonzo
He testified there were only the eight. Now there is proof there were more than two dozen.

Please tell me that the next step is impeachment of Gonzo.
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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 08:09 AM
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6. Interesting Timing...
It started with Goodling getting the immunity...next Monday McNulty quits. Now this latest revelation...hmmmmm.

This is more looking like the rats jumping the DOJ ship as it goes below the waterline. This also plays very nicely into the evidence Josh Marshall, Paul Kiel and others at TPM have been compiling of the other DOJ retirements and actions that led to fraudulent investigations (Wisconsin, New Jersey). It'll be interesting to see what names are on this new list and how they jive with the names already linked to this scandal.

Gonzo's due for another visit to the Senate and soon. The more this goon is exposed to embarassing questions the sooner he and this regime will break.
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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 08:11 AM
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7. Wonder what they were prosecuting?
Edited on Thu May-17-07 08:11 AM by dogday
More Republican Voting Fraud probably..... Yes I can see why they wanted them removed... After all they may just exposed the corruption of this Republikan regime....
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 08:40 AM
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8. Check these DU threads about the USA investigations. DU out front on this!!
Here are the threads going back the USA news breaking on May 6.

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kpete Wed May-16-07 06:08 PM - http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

50 US Attorney Generals Wanted Gonzales To Investigate Oil Industry-HE REFUSED Updated at 7:22 AM

Judiciary Hearing on Oil Prices and Market Failure:
A Federal Investigation Denied
May 16th, 2007 by Jesse Lee

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L. Coyote Sun May-13-07 08:30 AM - http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

30 U.S. attorneys investigate BILKING BILLIONS, Medicare, Medicaid, Militarys Healthcare

Topics:
How is it that $$ BILLIONS $$ of fraud does not put CEOs in jail?
How is it that $$ BILLIONS $$ of fraud cases seem to evaporate or settle for so little?
How were those $$ BILLIONS $$ in lobbying by single industries spent? Where do those bucks STOP?

Focus: The BIG PICTURE.

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L. Coyote Wed May-09-07 - http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

US Attorney Firing: Voter Fraud, Medicare Fraud, WHICH IS IT ???

When did the US Attorney Firings controversy really begin?
I discovered some new possibilities while researching this thread:

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L. Coyote Sun May-06-07 - http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Missouri attorney a focus in USA firings = Bradley Schlozman

Missouri attorney a focus in firings
Senate bypassed in appointment of Schlozman
By Charlie Savage, Globe Staff | May 6, 2007
http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2...

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And, we are back at the Boston Globe breaking the #9 USA on the list.
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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 08:49 AM
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9. Thanks for this!
:hi:
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 09:32 AM
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10. Loyal, Liberated Gonzales Avoids the Noose: Margaret Carlson
Loyal, Liberated Gonzales Avoids the Noose: Margaret Carlson
By Margaret Carlson
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601039&refer=c...

May 17 (Bloomberg) -- How interesting that World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz was being forced to negotiate his resignation, but Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is sailing along like Mark Twain, with rumors of his demise greatly exaggerated.

It's shocking that Gonzales continues to hold down one of the most sensitive jobs in Washington now that his cluelessness has been exposed for all the world to see.

He still rises each morning to run a Justice Department he knows almost nothing about, including how many lawyers work there (it's 10,000, not the ``10,000 to 15,000'' he guessed in his Senate testimony last week), nor who decided to get rid of eight U.S. attorneys. He knows just enough to swear that no one at the White House had anything to do with it.

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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 09:56 AM
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11. Must See T-V: Keith O and Dr. Turley VIDEO discussing GONZOLIES
Now hitting e-theatres near you "GONZOLIES" ...

Monkeyman Thu May-17-07 08:13 AM
KO--What Else is Gonzales capable of?

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 12:26 PM
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12. Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) accuses AG Gonzales, DoJ officials, of LYING on firing
Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) accuses AG Gonzales, DoJ officials, of LYING on firing
Meanwhile, Rep. John Boozman (R-Ark.) was Told of Plan to Fire U.S. Attorney
Isn't lying to Congress still a crime in the USA?

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GOP Lawmaker Told of Plan to Fire U.S. Attorney
By Dan Eggen
Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, April 28, 2007; Page A02
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...

The White House told a Republican member of Congress last summer about its plans to fire a U.S. attorney in Arkansas and replace him with a former aide to presidential adviser Karl Rove, but it did not tell Democratic lawmakers, according to a new Justice Department e-mail released yesterday.

The White House called Rep. John Boozman (R-Ark.) "and pretty much told him what they are doing with this appointment and how they are going about it," according to a July 6 e-mail from Bud Cummins, then the U.S. attorney in Little Rock. ...........

The message indicates that Bush administration officials told Boozman about their plans to fire Cummins at the same time that Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) and other Democrats say they were being stonewalled.

Pryor has accused Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales and other Justice officials of lying to him about the firing of Cummins, ........
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