Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Justice Department Widens Its Investigation of Attorney Firings

You can bet it was the sworn testimony of Monica Goodling that Justice Department investigators are now expanding their probe into the inner workings of the Attorney General’s hiring practices.
"We have expanded the scope of our investigation to include allegations regarding improper political or other considerations in hiring decisions withinthe Department of Justice," Inspector General Glenn A. Fine and H. Marshall Jarrett, head of the Office of Professional Responsibility, wrote in a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee today.
Doubtless, it was the self-admitted culpability on the part of Monica Goodling, that she had “crossed the line” in asking potential hires about party affiliation. But so what? Apparently it was her policy, and she admitted to it after gaining immunity.

Is this just more smoke and mirrors? You have to ask yourself, how can the Justice Department investigate itself? And why investigate a self-admitted criminal who has federal immunity?

Don’t we need a special prosecutor who answers to the Legislative Branch of government?

Just asking.

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