Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Schumer re: US Attorney Fireings.

From Think Progress

So now we have rampant politicization of both the CIA and the Attorney Generals office. Not good for our Democracy.

Here is an indicator of the current state of affairs:

"Data* indicate that the offices of the U.S. Attorneys across the nation investigate seven (7) times as many Democratic officials as they investigate Republican officials, a number that exceeds even the racial profiling of African Americans in traffic stops."

From Kos:

"The Department of Justice, as it is now constituted, cannot be relied upon to protect Americans from the corrosive effects of real public corruption, due to their own outrageous politicization and overreaching. In some cases, no doubt, years of serious investigative work by honest and thoroughly professional federal investigators is going to be cast in doubt by the Bush "administration's" criminality. In an age in which we are constantly reminded of the dangers we face from the threat of international terrorism, few things could deal such a direct and damaging blow to national security -- especially in light of the simultaneous discovery of rampant abuses at the FBI -- than the revelation that the Department of Justice itself is being run like a Nixonian boiler room operation."

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