Monday, October 5, 2009

Footmarks and Assistant U.S. Attorneys

The Rove Republican Racket has left its footmarks on all U.S. Attorney offices by leaving behind an army of Assistant U.S. Attorneys groomed, influenced, and shaped by the political motivations of the Rove-Bush-Cheney Administration's U.S. Department of Justice.

During the Bush years, in 2007, Paul H. Schoeman (pictured) served as the Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York.

In an insightful interview with Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, Schoeman states, "My responsibilities as Chief Assistant were basically to be the number two person in the office and assist the U.S. Attorney in all aspects of running the office and supervising the work of both the criminal division and the civil division. I got exposed to all the different things that were going on in the office."

Supervising the work of the criminal division! Many of these Assistant U.S. Attorneys appear to call the shots on criminal cases.

As readers know, during the Rove-Bush-Cheney years, the U.S. Department of Justice was used to target political enemies primarily from the Democratic Party. From California to Maine, political operatives were dragged through the mud and in some cases thrown in jail.

Many times they were tried twice by ambitious Assistant U.S. Attorneys who failed the first time.