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Bush Admins DOJ Firings

Sources:

* http://www.lexisone.com/news/nlibrary/n031407d.html

http://freeinternetpress.com/story.php?sid=10887


Headline Legal News

'Loyalty' To Bush and Gonzales Was Factor In Prosecutors' Firings, E-Mail Shows

by David Johnston and Eric Lipton

The New York Times

March 14, 2007 ---

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Two others, Paul K. Charlton in Arizona and Daniel K. Bogden in Nevada,
were ===faulted as being "unwilling to take good cases we have presented to
them,"=== according to another e-mail message to Sampson, referring to
pornography prosecutions.

Another United States attorney, David C. Iglesias of New Mexico, was added
to the hit list in the fall of 2006 after criticism from his home state,
including a demand by Senator Pete V. Domenici, a Republican, to meet with
the attorney general to discuss the performance of Iglesias’s office.


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__===The extensive consultations between the Justice Department and White House
over which United States attorneys should be ousted started as early as
March 2005, the e-mail messages show===__


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J. Dennis Hastert, of Illinois, then speaker of the House, for example,
appeared __===in one exchange among Bush administration officials inquiring why
the United States attorney’s office in Arizona was apparently not
prosecuting marijuana possession cases involving less than 500 pounds.===__


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