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EricaLubarsky
04-29-2004, 04:56 PM
In response to Lurkin's advice


Justice Department Probes Senate Memo Scandal (https://http://truthout.org/docs_04/042804B.shtml)
By the associated press

Monday 26 April 2004

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department on Monday asked the new U.S. attorney in New York to investigate how Republicans got access to Democrats' computer memos in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

A report by the Senate sergeant-at-arms earlier this year faulted two of committee chairman Orrin Hatch's former employees for the intrusion into the Democrats' computer documents. It says 4,670 files were found on a GOP aide's computer, "the majority of which appeared to be from folders belonging to Democratic staff."

Democrats have called for an outside investigation, and the Justice Department on Monday sent the case to David Kelley, the acting U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York.

Kelley, a Democrat, took James Comey's position as U.S. attorney after Comey left to become deputy attorney general, the No. 2 job at the Justice Department.

Kelley is "an experienced prosecutor of the highest integrity and independence," said Assistant Attorney General William Moschella in a letter to Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee. "We are confident the investigation will be handled in a thorough, fair, impartial and professional manner."

The Justice Department would not comment beyond the letter to Leahy.

"This is a serious matter that deserves and requires careful investigation," said Leahy, who requested the investigation. "The Senate sergeant-at-arms made a good start with his investigation and report. With the powers available to a federal prosecutor, this matter can now be more thoroughly investigated, so that those who engaged in criminal conduct may be brought to justice."

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., called the appointment "a very good first step" and said Kelley is "independent" and "without conflicts."

"The only thing missing is for (Attorney General) John Ashcroft to recuse himself to avoid any potential conflict of interests," Schumer said.

Added Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas: "If there is to be an investigation, I'm encouraged to know that the decision will be made by professionals, not partisans.

FishForLunch
04-29-2004, 07:09 PM
I hope there is an investigation so we can all see what special interest were working with the senators trying to block Bush's nomines.

EricaLubarsky
04-29-2004, 08:02 PM
Originally posted by: FishForLunch
I hope there is an investigation so we can all see what special interest were working with the senators trying to block Bush's nomines.

ha! And breaking into the office is alright? Can the pot call the kettle black? What special interests are behind George W. Bush? They arent pro-life and human rights PACs. They are oil companies, etc. Want proof?

dude1394
04-29-2004, 08:03 PM
Originally posted by: EricaLubarsky

Originally posted by: FishForLunch
I hope there is an investigation so we can all see what special interest were working with the senators trying to block Bush's nomines.

ha! And breaking into the office is alright? Can the pot call the kettle black? What special interests are behind George W. Bush? They arent pro-life and human rights PACs. They are oil companies, etc. Want proof?


If you are going to make a criminal charge against the president then make it.

EricaLubarsky
04-29-2004, 08:09 PM
If you are going to make a criminal charge against the president then make it.
It is being made in the supreme court right now. Read this thread (http://dallas-mavs.com/forums/messageview.cfm?catid=36&threadid=16673). About this thread specifically; there isnt a a link to the president. Did I say there was?

FishForLunch
04-29-2004, 08:32 PM
Yes we know how honorable the Democrats are. So why dont they arrest Senator Hatch and his aides?