Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Senatorial Fishing

If you can't find anything wrong in what was provided, demand more.
Four senators said Monday that they suspected that the Justice Department had failed to turn over all relevant documents related to the dismissals of eight United States attorneys.

The department has released more than 3,000 pages of e-mail messages and other files. But, the senators wrote in a letter to Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, “We are concerned that additional documents relevant to the committee’s investigations are missing or have been withheld.”

The letter expressed skepticism about whether lawmakers had all the material they needed to evaluate the motives for the removals and raised questions on the scope and methods used to assemble the material. A spokesman for the department, Brian Roehrkasse, said officials would not comment until they had reviewed the letter.

Justice Department officials have previously said they turned over all relevant materials, but held back sensitive personnel information about most prosecutors other than those who were removed last year.

The signers of the letter were one Republican, Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, and three Democrats, Patrick J. Leahy of Vermont, the Judiciary Committee chairman; Dianne Feinstein of California; and Charles E. Schumer of New York.
Of course they're skeptical. They didn't have an issue to start with and the evidence they demanded doesn't give them any issue to carry on with, so it must be that they weren't given the right documents. The list of signers to the letter should tell you all you need to know on the issue. They don't really care about the issue they're just after the political credits.

Does anyone wonder why they haven't found anything illegal as of yet. And don't give me that crap about them being judicious. No doubt if they had found anything of the least appearance of impropriety, you would have heard it broadcast to the world.

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