Mar 6, 2007

4 of the fired US Attorneys testify today at Senate Hearing.

I am writing up a big post on this since I listened to the entire hearing today. But for a WaPo assessment of todays hearing by the Senate Judiciary committee..go here. An excerpt:

Less than two weeks later,Senator Pete Domenici (R-N.M.) called Iglesias at his home in New Mexico, the only time a lawmaker had ever called him at his residence in more than five years as a federal prosecutor, he said.

Iglesias said the senator's chief of staff, longtime aide Steve Bell, placed the call and "indicated there were some complaints by constituents." Domenici then got on the phone for a conversation that lasted "one to two minutes," Iglesias recalled.

Domenici also began asking about the local corruption case, which involves Democrats and a courthouse construction project, specifically inquiring about indictments.

"Are these going to be filed before November," Domenici asked, according to Iglesias' testimony. Unnerved by the call, Iglesias said he responded no.

"I'm sorry to hear that," Domenici replied, according to Iglesias, who added that the senator then hung up on him. "I felt sick afterward. . . . I felt leaned on, I felt pressured to get these matters moving," Iglesias told the committee.

Pete Domenici should be shitting his pants right about now...

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