Another WH Document Dump

Late Friday? After the networks and the newspapers' deadlines? Must be time for another White House document dump.

McClatchy kindly puts some pdf's online:

McClatchy also has a first take on their significance, Documents highlight Gonzales' role in the firings. Among them,

The latest documents also raise new questions about how involved White House political operatives were in the decision to fire the prosecutors.

In a Dec. 3, 2006, e-mail released Friday night, Scott Jennings, one of presidential adviser Karl Rove's aides, asked Sampson if he had a list of “all vacant, or about-to-be vacant, US Attorney slots.” Jennings' request came on a Sunday, so Sampson offered to send it to him the next day.

Jennings, a political operative, had earlier passed along complaints from Republican Party activists about U.S. Attorney David Iglesias, who was fired from his job in New Mexico. Some Republicans were angry that Iglesias hadn't been more aggressive in investigating Democrats.

The e-mails also show that administration officials struggled to find a way to justify the firings and considered citing immigration enforcement simply because three of the fired prosecutors were stationed near the border with Mexico. While the e-mails don't provide evidence of partisan motives for the firings, they seem to undercut the administration's explanation that the prosecutors were dismissed for poor performance.

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2 Responses to Another WH Document Dump

  1. Randy Paul says:

    Seems to me like they’re greasing the skids for Gonzales.

  2. Shawn says:

    Did they fill in the 16 day email gap or are they still hiding hoards of documentation? My guess is they’re just stalling by dumping useless info on the Dems.

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