Friday, March 30, 2007

Liar, Liar II: Starring the Republican Party and Justice Department

Listening to the radio on the way home from work, I heard some of the testimony from Kyle Sampson, former Chief of Staff to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

Seems that the Attorney General has lied about his involvement in the US Attorney's firings. Most of us figured that was coming.

What I found to be interesting though was Sampson's testimony about one former Attorney.

Carol Lam was one of the eight that were fired, mostly for "performance reasons". Yesterday, Sampson testified under oath that Lam was fired because of her ineptness in prosecuting immigration cases.

Interesting. Senator Feinstein has the Mother of all Letters of Commendation waiting for Sampson.

According to the director of field operations of the United States Customs and Border Protection Agency, Lam had been a highly effective prosecutor.
To address the alien enforcement issue, your office supported the implementation of the Alien Smuggling Fast Track Program, and has demonstrated a commitment to aggressively address the alien smuggling recidivism rate.

In support of Border Patrol referrals for prosecution, your office maintains a 100 percent acceptance rate of criminal cases while staunchly refusing to reduce felony charges to misdemeanors and maintaining a minimal dismissal rate and supporting special prosecution efforts.

100% acceptance rate by the US Customs and Border Protection Agency and she was deficient on immigration issues?

The deeper the Democrats dig on this issue, the more skeletons they will find. It truly is the tip of the iceberg here.

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