Gonzales and Rove

Don’t look now, but we have a new document dump tonight from the RNC email files. Former White House Political Director Sara Taylor, who has since resigned from her post where she reported to Rove, writes in one email:

I normally don’t like attacking our friends, but since Bud Cummins is talking to everyone – why don’t we tell the deal on him?

And guess what? This path leads back to Rove. I know. I’m stunned as well.

Justice Department documents released tonight include new emails linking Karl Rove’s top aides — former White House political director Sara Taylor, who resigned last month, and her deputy Scott Jennings — to the U.S. attorney scandal. Congressional subpoenas have been authorized, but not approved, for both Taylor and Jennings.

The emails, from February 2007, all relate to the case of Rove-protege Tim Griffin, who was installed as U.S. attorney in Arkansas without Senate confirmation. Griffin’s predecessor, Bud Cummins, was fired to make way for Griffin.

Pat Leahy is as shocked and morose about this as you and I are:

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) said in a statement tonight:

These documents, which should have been released by the Department long ago, provide further evidence that White House officials like former Political Director Sara Taylor were deeply involved in the mass firings of well-performing prosecutors. The Department of Justice should not be reduced to a political arm of the White House. We need an end to the White House’s stonewalling of our investigations so we can learn the truth.

Here’s the big question: when they come for KKKarl, will the screen go dark, or will we actually get to see what happens?

Poor KKKarl. Looks like not enough GOPerps have totally lost their memories, like poor old Uncle Junior.

Fetch me a hankie. I’ll need to wipe the butter from my chin.

UPDATE: Marcy takes a quick gander at the emails. Also diarist jeremybloom at the Big Orange Satan.