In episode #3 of our new TPM TV show
, we discussed those DOJ emails in which Justice Department officials are caught brainstorming cover stories for why they fired San Diego US Attorney Carol Lam. And today's document dump contains even more fun.
In one memo, apparently assembled by Monica Goodling, the DOJers get so creative that they get confused
about which fired US Attorney they're talking about -- Lam, Iglesias, you say Tomato, I say Tomahto. (As you know, the Iglesias was bad on illegal immigration cover story is soo
down the memory hole.) And in her zeal to get on Lam's case for lax immigration enforcement in a prep memo for senate testimony, Goodling blames Lam for enforcement policies actually run by the Department of Homeland Security.
The plan to blame her for America's dependence on foreign oil doesn't seem to have made it into the emails. But we're still looking ...