Rove Personally Pressed for Iglesias Firing

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New Docs Show Effort to Oust U.S. Attorneys

ABC News

08/11/09

Newly released emails from the Bush administration indicate that senior White House aides may have been directly involved in the firing of a U.S. attorney for apparently political reasons. The documents released today by the House Judiciary Committee suggest that the White House was angry at then New Mexico U.S. Attorney David Iglesias because he was not aggressively pursuing the prosecution of a Democratic congressional candidate...

//abcnews.go.com/Politics/story?id=8306582&page=1


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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A Vindication for Iglesias?

Michael Isikoff, Newsweek: "The former federal prosecutor at the center of the controversy over the 2006 U.S. attorney firings said today that he feels fully vindicated by newly disclosed e-mails from the Bush White House showing that Karl Rove and his deputies were actively involved in arranging his dismissal from the Justice Department. 'This confirms my worst nightmares,' David Iglesias, the former U.S. attorney in New Mexico, said in an interview with NEWSWEEK. 'There were improper and potentially illegal - as in criminally illegal - reasons for my removal.'"

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