August 11, 2008

Bush's Attempt to Stack the Federal Court with OperativesS

The US Attorney Firing Scandal is back in the news (Read: the Election Fraud and Federal Judge-Stacking Courts Scandals). Most of the news is about who knew what and when, and focuses on the firings and the cover. Little is said about the underlying motives.

The Deeper Attorney Firings Plot is about high-level election rigging and attempts to stack the courts with political operatives. (It's easier to become a federal judge if you have the "credentials" of being a US Attorney.)

The key example of this was Rove's man Timothy Griffin who was briefly installed to replace US Attorney Bud Cummins in Little Rock, Ark. Griffin is a key Bush operative, involved in voter-role purging via caging lists and the 2000 Florida operation. Griffin is now the focus of inquiries about Bush's attempt to use an obscure provision of the USA PATRIOT Act to permanently install Griffin as an interim U.S. attorney without being confirmed by the Senate.

Murray Waas reports:
One senior Bush administration official told me that White House staffers talk about their "nightmare scenario" in which any one of the three currently internal DOJ probes "spins out of control" and leads to the appointment of a special prosecutor with broad authority.

Let the nightmare begin.


Huffington Post, U.S. Attorney Scandal Probe Enters White House Circle, Murray Waas, August 7, 2008.

Thanks for the lead to the article from LibHom's Blog.


1 comment:

libhom said...

The aspect of packing the judiciary is an aspect I and the Huffington Post missed. It's interesting and frightening.