PURGEGATE UPDATE….Here’s the latest Purgegate news:
The original plan to fire all 93 U.S. Attorneys came from Karl Rove “as a way to get political cover for firing the small number of U.S. attorneys the White House actually wanted to get rid of.” Link.
Wisconsin USA Steven Biskupic was originally on the list of prosecutors slated to be fired. Then he was removed. The reason for his reprieve is unclear, but perhaps it was because he was making his bosses happy by pursuing a bogus prosecution designed to make Wisconsin’s Democratic governor look bad? Link.
When he testified before Congress, Alberto Gonzales’s chief of staff, Kyle Sampson, said that he had no replacements in mind when he was originally planning the purge. Turns out that’s not exactly true. Link.
That’s all for now. More to come, I’m sure.