Next week the House will hold hearings on the firing of federal prosecutors. John Conyers issued the first subpoenas since the Democrats took over in this case. He subpoenaed the fired prosecutors to testify before the Judiciary Committee, which Conyers chairs. It has also come out now that Heather Wilson and Pete Domenci were the two New Mexico congressmembers that pushed one of the fired prosecutors to take action against a Democrat last fall:
Sen. Pete Domenici and Rep. Heather Wilson of New Mexico pressured the U.S. attorney in their state to speed up indictments in a federal corruption investigation that involved at least one former Democratic state senator, according to two people familiar with the contacts.
The alleged involvement of the two Republican lawmakers raises questions about possible violations of House of Representatives and Senate ethics rules and could taint the criminal investigation into the award of an $82 million courthouse contract.
The two people with knowledge of the incident said Domenici and Wilson intervened in mid-October, when Wilson was in a competitive re-election campaign that she won by 875 votes out of nearly 211,000 cast.
It sounds like these two have some serious questions to answer to. Both houses need to look into the possible ethics violations involving these allegations. If anything it provides some heavy ammo for next falls elections.