For months, senators have listened to a parade of well-coached Justice Department witnesses claiming to know nothing about how nine prosecutors were chosen for firing. This week, it was the turn of Bradley Schlozman, a former federal attorney in Missouri, to be uninformative and not credible. It is time for Senator Patrick Leahy, the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, to deliver subpoenas that have been approved for Karl Rove, former White House counsel Harriet Miers and their top aides, and to make them testify in public and under oath.
And on this subject, here's a closer examination of the sleazy Bradley Schlozman, who cooked up some lame voter fraud indictments shortly before the 2006 mid-term election to help Republicans in Missouri. This is the character -- one of Karl Rove's Justice Department political hacks -- that Robbyn Tumey thinks played politics in an indictment of her company in 2006. The indictment forced her out of a race for Arkansas legislature.