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Sorry, Bud, but ...



Former U.S. Attorney Bud Cummins wrote yesterday that he didn't believe the president, Karl Rove and other high Bush administration officials had anything to do with the run-amuck illegal political hiring in the Justice Department.

Do tell.

From today's NY Times:

On May 17, 2005, the White House’s political affairs office sent an e-mail message to agencies throughout the executive branch directing them to find jobs for 108 people on a list of “priority candidates” who had “loyally served the president.”

“We simply want to place as many of our Bush loyalists as possible,” the White House emphasized in a follow-up message, according to a little-noticed passage of a Justice Department report released Monday about politicization in the department’s hiring of civil-service prosecutors and immigration officials.

It gets better (worse). It mentions, too, why this is one reason Karl Rove doesn't want to testify to Congress.


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