Isnt it a little


Isn’t it a little odd that in all the uproar over Domenici, Wilson, and Hastings leaning on U.S. attorneys, there has not been one word about it from the Justice Department?

I don’t mean an investigation, though that may be warranted (criminal, internal, or otherwise). But not a peep about how DOJ will not tolerate elected officials attempting to influence its prosecutors, how DOJ has its prosecutors’ backs, how DOJ would remind prosecutors to report any such contacts, and would urge anyone who has not previously reported such contacts to come forward now.

Not a peep.

Seems strange to me. Bet you feel alone on an island if you’re an independent U.S. Attorney with a story to tell –if any independent U.S. Attorneys are left.


David Kurtz is Managing Editor and Washington Bureau Chief of Talking Points Memo where he oversees the news operations of TPM and its sister sites.