Kyle Sampson Hearing, VII

By: Thursday March 29, 2007 2:16 pm

So here's what we learned today in the Kyle Sampson hearing: No one wants to give us the real timeline surrounding the final decision to fire 7 USAs. Both Sampson and Abu Gonzales (earlier in the week) refuse to be specific about that. I wonder if that has to do with the still-existing gap between [...]


They’re Back!

By: Thursday March 29, 2007 1:10 pm

Michael Gordon who never met a case for war with Iran, no matter how flimsy which he didn’t fall for, is at it again. Last Tuesday with the crisis over the captured 15 Royal Marines still ongoing and the sudden start of US naval wargames in the Persian Gulf just off Iranian shores, Gordon added [...]

Kyle Sampson Testimony, Part VI

By: Thursday March 29, 2007 12:55 pm

(No, not THAT Samson.)

Kyle Sampson Testimony, Part V

By: Thursday March 29, 2007 12:21 pm

(No, not THAT Samson.) Sen. Leahy moving foward with Patriot Act discussion.  And now on to Sen. Schumer. SEN. SCHUMER QUESTIONS:  You realize that if he were fired as USAtty, and that there was a general consensus that he couldn't continue as Special Prosecutor.  Sampson says that he doesn't know that for a fact.  (CHS [...]

Kyle Sampson Testimony, Part IV

By: Thursday March 29, 2007 11:30 am

(No, not THAT Samson.) ***BREAKING:  The Senate GOP has objected to the Judiciary Committee hearing continuing during open business on the Senate floor.  It's a procedural maneuver allowed under the rules.  The Judiciary Committee will be in recess until further notice.***  ***Back up and running again. Well, "confusion in the cloak room" is a new one on [...]

Billions Spent Attacking Unions Could Be Better Spent on Decent Wages

By: Thursday March 29, 2007 10:30 am

The Employee Free Choice Act finally is getting its day in the Senate. Tuesday, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions held hearings on the act, which was passed March 1 by a 241–185 House vote. The Employee Free Choice Act, which would level the playing field for employees in deciding whether to [...]

More Clouds

By: Thursday March 29, 2007 9:58 am

(Image via a gorgeous wildlife blog.  Some gorgeous shots here, do check them out.) Looks like Dick Cheney isn't the only one with clouds: At a meeting in Denver, attended by about a dozen mainly Western prosecutors, Mr. Gonzales was told that the dismissals had cast a cloud over all the United States attorneys’ offices, [...]

Kyle Sampson Testimony, Part III

By: Thursday March 29, 2007 9:06 am

(No, not THAT Samson.) SEN. FEINSTEIN QUESTIONS:  Would like to go back to Sen. Specter's questions on notice on search warrant.  You say that it was Lam's immigration record.  Feinstein entering a letter into the record — field agency from customs and field agency.  Letter of commendation to Lam from them.  "Your office has a [...]

Kyle Sampson Testimony, Part II

By: Thursday March 29, 2007 8:14 am

(No, not THAT Samson.) The NYTimes has a very interesting article about USAttorneys meeting with AG Gonzales while he was in Chicago for the public meeting with Fitz.  And it seems the USAs are not pleased…at all: In Chicago, some prosecutors accused Mr. Gonzales’s subordinates of operating as if the prosecutors were an obstacle to [...]

Kyle Sampson Testimony, Part I

By: Thursday March 29, 2007 7:17 am

(No, not THAT Samson.) As we get started with the hearing, Sidney Blumenthal reminds us to "follow the e-mails" this morning. The discovery of a hitherto unknown treasure-trove of e-mails buried by the Bush White House may prove to be as informative as Nixon's secret White House tapes. Last week the National Journal disclosed that [...]

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