Iglesias Hopes Special Counsel Will Find Criminal Violations in Attorney Firings

Posted: 9/30/2008 by Floyd in Labels:

Remember those attorney firings? It seems there could be criminal violations involved here, I say could be the report is out on what actually took place;

A special prosecutor appointed Monday to further probe the firings of nine U.S. Attorneys will hopefully find enough evidence to pursue criminal charges against former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and aides who had served with him at the agency, said David Iglesias, the former New Mexico U.S. Attorney whose dismissal in December 2006 was singled out as the most egregious case of partisan politics in a scathing390-page report by the Justice Department’s internal watchdog.

The long-awaited report, the culmination of an 18-month joint investigation by the Inspector General Glenn Fine and OPR head H. Marshall Jarrett into the firings of nine U.S. Attorneys two years ago concluded that Gonzales, his former chief of staff Kyle Sampson, and former Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty, failed “to provide accurate and truthful statements about the [U.S. Attorney] removals and their role in the process.” All three resigned in disgrace last year.
In April 2007, Gonzales had testified that he could not recall certain details related to the firings.

The report alleged that several Republican lawmakers, including Missouri Sen.Christopher "Kit" Bond played a part in the firings of U.S. attorneys in their home states.

"Our investigation found significant evidence that political partisan considerations were an important factor in the removal of several of the U.S. Attorneys," the report said.The report concluded that Iglesias's firing was the most "troubling" and that his dismissal was "engineered" by New Mexico lawmakers Sen. Pete Domenici and Congresswoman Heather Wilson and former White House political adviser Karl Rove.

Iglesias Hopes Special Counsel Will Find Criminal Violations in Attorney Firings

Within Reason Aug 2007 


  1. Gran says:

    Good news to hear!

  1. Floyd says:

    Thanks Beth, glad to see you dropping by my friend. You know I had not heard of this in so long I thought it was over, I am glad to hear this news also.