Category Archives: Sampson
After watching the testimony of Kyle Sampson since 7am this morning, it all boils down to this:
Ok..one thing..the methods for determining who should go and who should stay was made by not looking at their stat’s with regard to their prosecution records..the decisions were made by political people and their loyalty to BushCo. Every single time Sampson tried to toss out a reason for firing one of them..the Senators blew his ass out of the water with facts and figures on their prosecution records.
Its outrageous that the administration is trying to cover this up. All they had to do was say they fired these folks to provide others with a chance to serve the government.
Say it with me now…
Amazing..simply friggin amazing.
Sampson did state that Gonzo wasn’t entirely truthful regarding his role in the decision to fire the 8 USA’s. A quote from Sampson:
“I don’t think the attorney general’s statement that he was not involved in any discussions of U.S. attorney removals was accurate,”
Sen. Specter hammered Sampson about the timing of the email that stated Lam had to go asap. The email was the day after Lam had notified DOJ that she had search warrants for Foggo and Wilkes residences and businesses. Sampson said there wasn’t any tie-in..she was let go because of her inability to persue immigrant cases.
Sen. Feinstein also hammered Sampson about the Foggo case and his email, then read a letter from the Border Patrol head of the SoCal division, which you can read here. It applauds her work in the area of prosecuting immigration cases. She also stated that the FBI chief of the SoCal division called Sampson to complain that Lam was being fired.
Sampson had a case of CRS on many issues raised by the Senators, including the Letter from the Border Patrol regarding Lam’s prosecution of immigration cases.
They are at lunch now…wonder if Sampson is having a roll of Tums..