Thursday, May 10, 2007

Waas up?

Murray Waas, one of America's few journalists of note, has a new article in the National Journal. He has received, via an unnamed 'senior executive branch official', copies of emails that were not turned over to Congress, that show:
The Bush administration has withheld a series of e-mails from Congress showing that senior White House and Justice Department officials worked together to conceal the role of Karl Rove in installing Timothy Griffin, a protégé of Rove's, as U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas.
As emptywheel at The Next Hurrah points out, one of the seeming ramifications of all this is that Griffin is not legally the US Attorney. Oops.

But what I'm waiting for is when the White House will maintain that they didn't have to turn over the emails because they were privileged Presidential communication. If so, wouldn't that make Bush as guilty as Rove or Gonzales of obstruction of justice?

In happier times, Nixon went down for less.

And who do you think the 'senior executive branch official' is?


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