Prosecutor Purge: Slime and Defend
We noted yesterday Byron York’s attack on Carol Lam. Josh Marshall tells us who is behind the attacks on David Iglesias. While this is going on, AG Gonzales traveled to Chicago to rally the troops. Let’s see well this went:
Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales endured blunt criticism Tuesday from federal prosecutors who questioned the firings of eight United States attorneys, complained that the dismissals had undermined morale and expressed broader grievances about his leadership, according to people briefed on the discussion. About a half-dozen United States attorneys voiced their concerns at a private meeting with Mr. Gonzales in Chicago. Several of the prosecutors said the dismissals caused them to wonder about their own standing and distracted their employees, according to one person familiar with the discussions.