Smoking Gun, Gonzo’s Gone.

1 comment March 18th, 2007at 09:20pm Posted by Eli

I think this is going to be the last straw for Gonzo:

Fired San Diego U.S. attorney Carol Lam notified the Justice Department that she intended to execute search warrants on a high-ranking CIA official as part of a corruption probe the day before a Justice Department official sent an e-mail that said Lam needed to be fired, U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Sunday.

(…)

Feinstein said Lam notified the Justice Department on May 10, 2006, that she planned to serve search warrants on Kyle Dustin “Dusty” Foggo, who’d resigned two days earlier as the No. 3 official at the CIA.

On May 11, 2006, Kyle Sampson, then Gonzales’ chief of staff, sent an e-mail to deputy White House counsel William Kelley, asking Kelley to call to discuss “the real problem we have right now with Carol Lam that leads me to conclude that we should have someone ready to be nominated on 11/18, the day her 4-year term expires.”

I don’t think he can survive this one. His only defense would be that Sampson was acting on his own, but even if that were believable, he’s still responsible for his immediate subordinate’s actions.

(h/t Atrios)

UPDATE: Jonathan Singer connects some more dots at MyDD:

What we have now is a pattern of actions. U.S. Attorney Paul Charlton begins an investigation of Republican Congressman Rick Renzi of Arizona and is subsequently added to the purge list. U.S. Attorney David Iglesias informs two Republican members of Congress that he will not rush an indictment of a former Democratic elected official in New Mexico before the 2006 midterms and and is subsequently added to the purge list. U.S. Attorney Bud Cummins opens an investigation into Missouri’s GOP Governor Matt Blunt and is subsequently added to the purge list. U.S. Attorney Carol Lam informs the administration that she is opening a probe into corruption within the CIA and is subsequently added to the purge list. Could this all be a coincidence? Really?

This is bad, very bad. Singer also thinks Gonzo is toast.

Entry Filed under: Bush,Corruption/Cronyism,Politics,Republicans

1 Comment

  • 1. microsoftkit  |  May 6th, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    work and we him. in a hollow well I thought by year. into the yard,


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