Sunday, March 18, 2007

US Attorney fired for investigating GOPers, the obvious confirmed

In a startling confirmation of the obvious (my milieu if you'll recall), Senator Dianne Feinstein revealed today on Meet the Press that US Attorney Carol Lam was fired because of (gasp) the growing scandal surrounding the investigation of corrupt Republican Congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham. From the LA Times:

Lam spearheaded the case against Randy "Duke" Cunningham, the former Republican congressman from Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., who pleaded guilty to bribery and income-tax evasion. He was sentenced in March 2006 to eight years and four months in prison.

Then, Feinstein said, in a broadening of the Cunningham investigation, Lam turned her sights on two of the former congressman's associates: Brent R. Wilkes, a defense contractor, and Kyle Dustin "Dusty" Foggo, a top CIA official who abruptly resigned May 8.

Feinstein said that, on May 10, Lam "sent a notice to the Justice Department saying that there would be two search warrants sent in the case of 'Dusty' Foggo and a defense contractor. The next day, an e-mail went from the Justice Department to the White House."

That May 11 e-mail was from D. Kyle Sampson, chief of staff to Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, to White House Deputy Counsel William Kelley. "The real problem we have right now with Carol Lam ... leads me to conclude that we should have someone ready to be nominated on 11/18, the day her 4-year term expires," it read.

In fact they waited until December 7 to fire Lam along with the rest of the Gonzales 8.

The only surprise here is that the arrogant bastards waited until after the election.

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