Thursday :: May 10, 2007

Open Thread


by Mary

AttorneyGate is the scandal that keeps on giving and giving and giving.

Remember when Bodgen was told he had to leave because they needed to provide a place for someone else?

Mercer told [Daniel Bogden] that "the administration has a very short, two year window of opportunity concerning United States Attorney positions" and that "this would be an opportunity to put others in those positions so they could build their resumes, get experience as a United States Attorney, so that for future opportunities, being a federal judge or another political type position, they would be better enhanced to do so."

Today it seems that one of the earliest attorneys to be fired was Todd Graves and he also was told he needed to step down because they needed to give someone new the job.

According to a source with detailed knowledge of the conversation, Graves was told that his removal was not based on his performance as a prosecutor, but that it was simply time to let someone else have a chance at the job.

As Josh says, we are just scratching the surface of this scandal. And don't forget that Gonzales will be visiting Congress again today.

Take it away.

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