Live: Axed U.S. Attorneys Testify on the Hill
Reporter Silla Brush brings us these gems live from the Senate hearing on the firings of at least six U.S. attorneys. The House will hold a similar hearing at 2 p.m.Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.: "Not since the 'Saturday Night Massacre,' when President Nixon forced the firing of the Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox, have we witnessed anything of this magnitude."Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa.: "It would be helpful if DOJ would be a little more sensitive about what they're doing. To replace seven U.S. attorneys all at once is not exactly a discreet thing to do."Dismissed New Mexico U.S. Attorney David Iglesias, remembering a call with Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M.: "Domenici said, 'Are there going to be findings before November?' I said I don't think so. Then he said 'sorry to hear that' and then the line went dead. I felt sick afterwards. I felt leaned on. I felt pressure to get these matters moving."Iglesias on a separate call with Rep. Heather Wilson, R-N.M.: "The second she said anything about sealed indictments, a red flag went up. It's like calling up a scientist and asking about secret launch codes."
Stay tuned as we update this list.
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