Wednesday, March 07, 2007
A U.S. Attorney Was Fired So That This Rove-Aide Could Get The Job??!?
The BBC's Greg Palast uncovers just who Karl Rove's aide, Tim Griffin ("the hidden hand behind a scheme to wipe out the voting rights of 70,000 citizens prior to the 2004 election") is, why eliminating Senate confirmation of U.S. attorneys was slipped into the Patriot Act Reauthorization Bill, and why Griffin has said that if Congress rescinds the portion of the Patriot Act requiring Senate confirmation he will withdraw his name from consideration.
But first, learn about the scheme: