US Attorneys serve at the pleasure of the President. He can fire 1, 2, 3 or all of them. This nonsense emanating from the dems is nothing more then political grandstanding. - Sailor
Today's Wall Street Journal reminds Hillary of the Hubbell Standard. For all her hot air, old Hillary knows all about firing US Attorneys. After all, by her own admission she was co-President when Billy Clinton fired all of the US Attorneys. The artilce in the WSJ lays out some of the reasons for the recent firings and unlike the usual MSN suspects, takes Hilklary to task over her hypocrisy. - Sailor
"The supposed scandal this week is that Mr. Bush had been informed last fall that some U.S. Attorneys had been less than vigorous in pursuing voter-fraud cases and that the President had made the point to Attorney General Albert Gonzales. Voter fraud strikes at the heart of democratic institutions, and it was entirely appropriate for Mr. Bush--or any President--to insist that his appointees act energetically against it.
Take sacked U.S. Attorney John McKay from Washington state. In 2004, the Governor's race was decided in favor of Democrat Christine Gregoire by 129-votes on a third recount. As the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and other media outlets reported, some of the "voters" were deceased, others were registered in storage-rental facilities, and still others were convicted felons. More than 100 ballots were "discovered" in a Seattle warehouse. None of this constitutes proof that the election was stolen. But it should have been enough to prompt Mr. McKay, a Democrat, to investigate, something he declined to do, apparently on grounds that he had better things to do.
In New Mexico, another state in which recent elections have been decided by razor thin margins, U.S. Attorney David Iglesias did establish a voter fraud task force in 2004. But it lasted all of 10 weeks before closing its doors, despite evidence of irregularities by the likes of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or Acorn. As our John Fund reported at the time, Acorn's director Matt Henderson refused to answer questions in court about whether his group had illegally made copies of voter registration cards in the run-up to the 2004 election."
" 3-2.120 Appointment
United States Attorneys are appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate for a four-year term. See 28 U.S.C. Sec. 541. Upon expiration of this term, the United States Attorney continues to perform the duties of the office until a successor is confirmed. United States Attorneys are subject to removal at the will of the President.See Parsons v. United States, 167 U.S. 314 (1897)."
Which part of "at the will of the President" do the dems and the MSN not understand? - Sailor
US Code Pertaining to US Attorneys