Thursday, April 19, 2007

Recap of Rockford angle in Prosecutorgate

On the occasion of today's testimony by Attorney General Alberto Gonzales in the Senate Judiciary Committee's investigation of the Bush administration's sacking of eight federal prosecutors, The Rascal offers a little background on the Rockford angle in this case.

Rockford native Michael Elston, a big shot in the Justice Department, allegedly intimidated at least one of the fired prosecutors by warning of unspecified retribution if the guy made a fuss about his dismissal.

Here's a good background piece on the matter, including suggestions by several of the sacked prosecutors that Elston might have committed a crime if the allegation of intimidation is true.

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