Monday, March 05, 2007

Can the GOP Handle the Truth?

The US Attorney who, as a Navy lawyer served as the model for Tom Cruise's character in "A Few Good Men," is among those in a wave of firings at the Justice Department. But David Igleasias isn't going down without a fight. From Michael Isikoff in Newsweek:

David Iglesias, the former U.S. attorney in New Mexico, went public with a dramatic charge: that he had gotten phone calls from two unidentified GOP lawmakers in D.C. last October, pressing him to bring indictments in a high-profile corruption case involving a prominent local Democrat before the November election. Iglesias—a former Navy prosecutor who was the model for Tom Cruise's character in "A Few Good Men"—said he refused to answer. Six weeks later, a Justice official ordered him to resign.
Now, he's naming names. Newsweek reports Mr Ilesias will tell Congress that it was Sen Pete Domenici (R-NM) and Rep Heather Wilson (R-NM) who demanded he bring charges against a prominent Democrat right before last year's election. (Newsweek)

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