Republican Domenici Apologizes for Pressuring US Attorney in Probe

Attorney David Iglesias told McClatchy Newspapers last week that he believed the call by Republican Sen. Pete Domenici was timed in mid-October to pressure him to rush the investigation before the November elections to benefit Republicans.

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by Dahlia Lithwick

03/05/07

The U.S. attorneys purge scandal is heating up. The House and Senate have convened hearings for Tuesday, promising an orgy of named names and pointed fingers. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., now admits what he once denied: that he may have had a hand in the removal of New Mexico’s U.S. attorney. And the senior Justice Department official who personally canned the U.S. attorneys has just announced the date of his resignation. But as the political scandal spreads, the question at its heart gets less and less public attention: Who changed the Patriot Act to make it easier to replace U.S. attorneys without oversight, and how did it happen with nobody looking?

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