Monday, August 31, 2009

Bush Appointed U.S. Attorney Blasted

The low scruples of the Rove Republican Racket in the waning days of summer is clear as smoke from a California Wildfire.

Now comes word that the Rove-Bush-Cheney appointed U.S. Attorney in New Mexico Gregory Fouratt (pictured) has accused New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson of being "dishonest" even though he was recently cleared in a federal probe.

From Main Justice:

Former D.C. U.S. Attorney Joseph diGenova rebuked New Mexico U.S. Attorney Gregory J. Fouratt for remarks the prosecutor made about the decision not to file charges against Gov. Bill Richardson, The Associated Press reported last week.

diGenova, a Reagan U.S. Attorney, told The AP that a letter Fouratt sent to grand jury witnesses about the decision was “stupid.” The ex-D.C. U.S. Attorney said the letter made accusations of dishonesty after the investigation was over.“That letter is an outrage and the U.S. Attorney who wrote it should be fired,” diGenova told The AP. “The case is closed. If he had charges, bring them. Otherwise, he should shut up. He’s being a politician now, not a prosecutor.”
Fouratt, a Bush holdover, wrote that “pressure from the governor’s office resulted in the corruption of the procurement process” and said that the letter “should not be interpreted as exoneration of any party’s conduct in that matter.”

Read the full post here.