Saturday, June 28, 2008

Heffelfinger departure from DOJ figures in subpoena

On Friday, John Conyers, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, issued a broad-ranging subpoena to the Department of Justice for documents related to the Valerie Plame Wilson identity disclosure. But that's not all:

In addition, Conyers subpoenaed documents related to the prosecution of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman, a Democrat, documents regarding the replacement of the U.S. attorney for Minnesota Tom Heffelfinger, memorandums from the DOJ's Office of Legal Counsel, including an Oct. 23, 2001, memo about the use of American military forces to combat terrorism within the United States, and documents related to the 2002 election in which Republican operatives jammed the telephone lines of a Democratic initiative to encourage New Hampshire residents to vote.

Additionally, Conyers wants documents from the DOJ's Civil Rights Division related to redistricting in the state of Mississippi, and a photo identification law implemented in Georgia to combat claims of voter fraud.

We have probably not heard the last of l'affaire Paulose.

A thump of the tail to Ken Avidor.

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