Wednesday, March 14, 2007

California Senator knows her algebra...

Tell us, Senator Feinstein, is "lawyers who serve at the pleasure of the president" really what this thing is all about? Show us the math:

Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Wednesday she believes the ouster of San Diego U.S. Attorney Carol Lam was connected to Lam's prosecution of former Republican congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham, even though the Bush administration has denied it.

"In my heart of hearts I do, no matter what they say," Feinstein, D-Calif., a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said in an interview with The Associated Press.

"The fact is there are additional investigations that have come from that. The fact is that the day before she left office she filed two additional indictments," Feinstein said, referring to charges Lam filed last month against an ex-CIA official and a defense contractor tied to Cunningham.

"Now they weren't of members of Congress," Feinstein added. "But whether this has had a chilling effect over that investigation I don't know. But I'm concerned about it."

Oh, I get it. They knew they couldn't fire Fitzgerald, so they fired Carol Lam instead. But what about the insistance by the AG that she was too focused on corruption and not on other issues, like immigration?

Feinstein wrote to Gonzales last June questioning border prosecution guidelines in Lam's district, but received a reply from Moschella in which he described Lam's immigration smuggling caseload as rising "favorably" in 2006.

Rising favorably. Does that sound like a negative work review to you?!

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