Thursday, March 06, 2008

Did U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton play ball at DOJ?

Fired, former U.S. Attorney David Iglesias is claiming Bu$hCo buddy and Western District of Texas U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton gave him a heads up on what was coming and that he should "go quietly". Marisa Taylor of McClatchy Newspapers reports, Fired U.S. attorney says he was told politics were behind his ouster. You think David? With Johnny being a former left-fielder for the Longhorns, even part of their 1983 Championship team, you could expect that baseball fan Dubyah likes this guy. He worked for Governor Bu$h from 1995 to 2000 and then helped W and Dead Eye Dick transition to DC. Very connected and I'm sure a loyal Bu$hie.

Why'd Johnny Sutton know what was coming? Ms. Taylor reports, "During a congressional investigation of the firings, department e-mails revealed that Sutton was given a heads-up about the firings because he was the chairman of the Attorney General's Advisory Committee of U.S. Attorneys."

Not without his own controversies, Mr. Sutton has some 'splaining to do I'd think. I wonder if Johnny could add anything to the troubles of Don Siegelman? John Gunn

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