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OCTOBER 29 2007

1. Loyal Bushies Warp Justice Department Mission
2. Career Prosecutors Opposed Siegelman Case
3. Siegelman Case - did Washington Control the Timing?
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Loyal Bushies Warp Justice Department
Mission
By Margaret Carlson of Bloomburg

....Thornburgh said that when he ran the Justice Department, every
communication from the White House had to go through him to
insulate law enforcement from political pressure. Not so now. The
coroner, Dr. Cyril Wecht, Thornburg said, is ``an ideal target for a
Republican U.S. Attorney trying to curry favor with a Department,
which demonstrated that if you play by its rules, you will advance.''

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Career Prosecutors Opposed Siegelman
Case
by Scott Horton of Harper's

...Justice’s Public Integrity Section is supposed to be a watchdog for
ethics in government. But its conduct in the Siegelman case is
scandalous and highly unethical....A real Montgomery sewer. This
story still has a long way to go, and only a small part of the carefully
buried facts are now working their way to the surface. Hang on. It’s
going to be a long, rough ride. But in the end, Truth is going to
prevail.

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case - Did Washington Control the Timing?
by Mooncat of Daily KOS

...At the Judiciary Committee hearing last week Dr. Donald Shields
and former Attorney General Thornburgh pointed out that many of
the investigations and indictments being questioned seem to have
been timed to coincide with an election cycle.  No doubt about it, Don
Siegelman's indictment and trial couldn't have come at a worse time
to kill his hopes of regaining the Governor's office...

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photo: AP/ Lawernce Jackson

Former U.S. Attorney General
Richard Thornburg, a Republican
who served under President
Reagan and the first President
Bush, is upset by the partisan
drift of the DoJ.
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