David Kirkpatrick

August 7, 2008

This development in the DOJ inquiry …

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 5:35 pm

does not bode well for the Bush 43 administration. It looks less and less likely the stench of cronyism and corruption surrounding the current group in the White House will just go away after the election.

From the link:

Murray Waas confirmed today something we’ve suspected for a long time: that the Justice Department has widened the net in the Inspector General’s U.S. attorneys firing probe to include allegations that senior White House officials made false statements to Congress.

From the Huffington Post:

The Justice Department investigation into the firings of nine U.S. attorneys has been extended to encompass allegations that senior White House officials played a role in providing false and misleading information to Congress, according to numerous sources involved in the inquiry.. . . Federal investigators have obtained documents showing that Kyle Sampson, then-chief of staff to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, and Chris Oprison, then an associate White House counsel, drafted and approved the letter even though they had first-hand knowledge that the assertions were not true.

 

The letter referenced was sent from the Justice Department to Congress on February 23, 2007and denied Karl Rove’s involvement in the replacement of fired U.S. Attorney Bud Cummins by Rove protege Tim Griffin.

Just a month later, however, the DOJ was forced to admit that the February letter had been “contradicted by Department documents.”

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