Wednesday, May 09, 2007

I Work For The White House, You Work For The White House

Purged U.S. attorneys John McKay spoke to The Seattle Times on May 9th to talk about the DOJ scandal. What did he have to say? Well, for one thing, he feels the investigations by Congress and the internal watchdogs at The DOJ "will result in criminal charges, whether for trying to influence criminal investigations or for lying to Congress."

Further, according to McKay, Gonzalez never felt he left as the White House council:

"McKay said he began to have concerns about politics entering the Justice Department in early 2005, when Gonzales addressed all of the country's U.S. attorneys in Scottsdale, Ariz., shortly after he took over as attorney general.
'His first speech to us was a 'you work for the White House' speech,' McKay recalled. 'I work for the White House, you work for the White House.'

McKay said he thought at the time, 'He couldn't have meant that speech,' given the traditional independence of U.S. Attorneys. 'It turns out he did.'

He looked around the meeting room and caught the eyes of his colleagues, who gave him looks of surprise at Gonzales' remarks. 'We were stunned at what he was saying.'

You may recall from this post, that there is speculation that McKay was fired because he was not pursuing voter "fraud" charges in the closely won Governor's race in Washington. Oh, and let's not forget the murder thing.

Is McKay right that there will be criminal charges brought by the DOJ investigation? I don't know, but the more of the story that comes out, the more it seems it could happen.

How many more days of BushCo must we endure?

via Talking Points Memo

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