In yesterday's episode of TPM TV we discussed Milwaukee US Attorney Steven Biskupic and discussed the evidence suggesting he'd been targetted
by the Justice Department for firing (he didn't come through on 'voter fraud') but then apparently got a reprieve. Was it tied to his recently reversed corruption case, targetting a Democratic administration?
To remind you ...
Well, tonight we have proof. Just out from McClatchy
A U.S. attorney in Wisconsin who prosecuted a state Democratic official on corruption charges during last year's heated governor's race was once targeted for firing by the Department of Justice, but given a reprieve for reasons that remain unclear. A federal appeals court last week threw out the conviction of Wisconsin state worker Georgia Thompson, saying the evidence was "beyond thin."
Congressional investigators looking into the firings of eight U.S. attorneys saw Wisconsin prosecutor Steven M. Biskupic's name on a list of lawyers targeted for removal when they were inspecting a Justice Department document not yet made public, according to an attorney for a lawmaker involved in the investigation. The attorney asked for anonymity because of the political sensitivity of the investigation.
This will be big.