I haven’t posted on the firing of the federal prosecutors lately, but there has been some real interesting developments in the case. Yesterday, we received this news:
The controversy flared up early Wednesday afternoon after David Iglesias, the departing U.S. attorney from New Mexico, told McClatchy Newspapers that he believes he was forced out because he refused to speed up an indictment of local Democrats a month before November’s congressional elections.
Iglesias said that two members of Congress called separately in mid-October to inquire about the timing of a federal probe of a kickback scheme. They appeared eager, he said, for an indictment to be issued before the elections in order to benefit the Republicans. He refused to name the members of Congress because, he said, he feared retaliation.
All House members from New Mexico denied this, except two. Heather Wilson and Pete Domenci. Today Josh Marshall is hearing that there are quiet a few reporters staking out the offices of Wilson and Domenci. Very interesting in deed (also very troubling – its ok to flex Congressional muscle when it comes to these little political games, yet when wounded soldiers are being treated like shit, Republicans shut up).
Now remember last month when Alberto Gonzales testified before Congress about the firings and said they were not political? Well it is starting to appear more and more that they are. Was Gonzales under oath during this testimony? I am not positive, but my gut says he was, which would mean he perjured himself. Lying under oath is lying under oath. It doesn’t matter if the lie is involving the firing of prosecutors or a blow job. If this is the case then it is time for the Democrats to consider impeachment against Gonzales, as well as criminal charges. This is the same man that also said the Constitution does not give the right of Habeas Corpus.
As far as Wilson and Domenci are concerned; well we do have a functioning ethics committee again. If this is true then they need to answer to them.
There it is. Aravosis found Gonzales being sworn in the day he said the firings were “not political”. Sounds like there might be some serious questions for him now.