Report Implicates White House

...Wilson approached Rove to tell him that the U.S. attorney was a "waste of breath," according to her interview with investigators. She said Rove told her: "That decision has already been made. He's gone."

Less than three hours later, a Justice Department official forwarded a firing list to the White House Counsel's Office on which Iglesias's name appeared, giving rise to questions about how Rove learned about its contents in advance, and whether ... Full Story »

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Derek Hawkins
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by Derek Hawkins - Oct. 3, 2008

To get the full gist of this story, I think you have to know some background about the attorney firings. Reporting is good, but my impression is that this story got condensed for space, making it a little trickier to read.

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Richard Beserra
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by Richard Beserra - Oct. 1, 2008

The drip drip of investigation may lead to informaton that may historical put in context what this administration has done to the Justice Department. Basically the story is saying, stay tuned.

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Tanya J. Maurer
4.4
by Tanya J. Maurer - Oct. 1, 2008

The story reads like a good cheap crime novel about the mafia. Motive, means, and a coverup worth modeling for teaching the code of silence. The story does not bring in the aspect that the "rampant" voting fraud in New Mexico was never visible to rational investigators. The allegations of voter fraud are the right wing ranting rationalization for attempts to cage voters in minority areas. Iglesias rightfully refused to prosecute imaginary crimes and so was libeled and fired by Rove and his hit men.

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Norman Rogers
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by Norman Rogers - Oct. 1, 2008

Ho hum. Who cares. Another attempt to turn normal political activity into crimes. Remember Clinton fired all the US attorneys at once. Probably the administration appointed a special prosecutor to avoid having the democrats do it if they get into power. Bush should issue pardons on his last day, like Clinton, and kill this nonsense.

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Jami Dwyer
4.8
by Jami Dwyer - Oct. 1, 2008

Clearly lays out Republican meddling with a U.S. attorney who refused to go on anti-Democrat witch hunts to benefit the Republican party. Could have used a follow-up question from Rove's attorney as to why, if he has "nothing to fear from truthful testimony", he disobeyed a Congressional subpoena to testify on this matter.

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