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Saturday, October 20, 2007

John McKay’s Revenge

posted by on October 20 at 15:57 PM

The Spokesman Review has the story: disgraced and resigned U.S. AG Alberto Gonzales may face criminal prosecution for firing Western Washington U.S. attorney John McKay:

The U.S. Inspector General may recommend criminal prosecution of departed Attorney General Alberto Gonzales at the conclusion of an investigation, possibly as early as next month, the fired former U.S. attorney for Western Washington told a Spokane audience Friday.

His refusal to open a federal criminal investigation into voter fraud allegations in Gov. Chris Gregoire’s razor-thin victory over Republican challenger Dino Rossi in 2004 may be the reason he was fired, John McKay told the Federal Bar Association.

McKay said he was summoned to Washington, D.C., in June and questioned for eight hours about possible reasons for his firing by investigators with the Office of Inspector General, who will forward their final report to Congress.

“My best guess is it will be released sometime next month,’’ and likely will include recommendations for criminal prosecutions of Gonzales and maybe others, McKay said.

Gonzales “lied about” reasons for the firings when questioned under oath in July by the Senate Judiciary Committee and now has hired a lawyer and is refusing to answer questions from the Inspector General, McKay said.

Merci, PS.

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Just as long as he doesn't go to trial or that trial doesn't finish before January 2009 otherwise he'll just get pardoned by his good buddy George.

Posted by monkey | October 20, 2007 5:15 PM

Oh, that is blessed news indeed. I hope there's a huge stinkin' trial that lasts for two-and-a-half years.

Posted by Fnarf | October 20, 2007 6:02 PM

I want LOTS of prosecutions from our next President. Every Haliburton price-gouger, every perjuring SOB involved in Plame, these firings, ANYTHING. I'd call it a witch hunt that I want, but the term implies injustice, whereas this would be 180 degrees the opposite.

Posted by John Pontoon | October 20, 2007 10:39 PM

Just because Gonzo resigned doesn't mean he should be let off the hook and forgotten about. I hope he and everyone else that was part of this administration will someday get what's coming to them, although #1 makes a good point about waiting until after Bush can't pardon them.

I remember reading that after World War 2 people who had collaborated with the Nazis in countries they occupied, even ordinary citizens, were fired from their jobs, kicked out of their homes and ostracized by the community. I know--really, I know, so please don't lecture me about the Constitution in future posts--that it's wrong to wish the same thing will happen to Republicans in 2009, but I have to admit I enjoy thinking about it.

Posted by david | October 20, 2007 11:24 PM

waiting for a new president to prosecute gonzales and others won't matter if bush pardons all his crony's in advance. that will leave only bush himself. ouch.

Posted by MSW | October 21, 2007 4:32 AM


Posted by Mr. Poe | October 21, 2007 12:52 PM

Credulous much? The sole source for this story appears to be John McKay, the fired US Attorney himself.

Gonzo certainly should be tried and jailed. Whether he will be is another question. On that score, I'd say a single uncorroborated claim by an aggrieved party who calls his own assertion a "best guess" is a pretty damned weak news peg.

Posted by lostboy | October 22, 2007 12:23 PM

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