OCTOBER 1 2008

1. Partisan meddling found at Justice
2. Bits and Pieces for $100, Alex
3. Report Shows White House Engineered U.S. Attorney Firings
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1. Partisan meddling found at Justice
Opinion in the Montgomery Advertiser

....report entitled "An Investigation into the Removal of Nine U.S.
Attorneys in 2006" does not address Siegelman's claims directly in
any way. But it does raise serious questions about whether the Bush
White House targeted U.S. attorneys for removal because of partisan
political considerations.

Following the release of the report, U.S. Attorney General Michael
Mukasey agreed to name a special prosecutor to investigate whether
former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and other federal officials
involved in the firings of the U.S. attorneys broke the law.

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2. Bits and Pieces for $100, Alex
by Roger Shuler of Legal Schnauzer

....Until now, folks at the Advertiser apparently thought:

* 60 Minutes produced a major investigative piece on the Siegelman
case just for grins;

* Scott Horton, legal affairs contributor at Harper's magazine and law
professor at Columbia University, wrote numerous posts and longer
pieces about the Siegelman case because he had nothing better to
do;

* Craig Unger is working on a major Siegelman piece for Vanity Fair
because . . . gosh, they needed something to fill up pages; and

* Republican whistleblower Jill Simpson came forward with revelations
about GOP plans to railroad Siegelman because she just knew it
would help her law practice in north Alabama.

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3. Report Shows White House Engineered
U.S. Attorney Firings
by  Zachary Roth for TMP Muckraker

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Almost since the scandal broke early last year, there have been
clear signs that the plan to fire U.S. attorneys as a means of
advancing the Bush administration's political goals was being driven
by the White House. That impression has been strengthened as top
current and former White House officials, including Karl Rove and
Harriet Miers, have consistently stonewalled efforts to look into the
matter.

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Alberto Gonzales, disgraced US
attorney general is claiming
President Bush directed him in the
Us Attorneys Scandal.