In the Post Dan Eggen provides a few more key nuggets
in the Domenici/Iglesias timeline ...
Domenici's remarks came four days after Iglesias alleged that two New Mexico lawmakers had called him in mid-October and pressured him about the pace of the investigation. Iglesias, one of eight U.S. attorneys fired by the Justice Department, said he believed the calls were at the root of his dismissal.
Two sources with knowledge of the calls have said that Wilson made the first contact, followed by Domenici about a week later. The sources spoke on condition of anonymity because they did not want to be named discussing the matter before a congressional hearing tomorrow.
The Justice Department said last night that Domenici called Deputy Attorney General Paul J. McNulty during the first week of October to discuss Iglesias.
This followed three calls to Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales in September 2005, January 2006 and April 2006 during which, Justice Department spokesman Brian Roehrkasse said, Domenici "expressed general concerns about the performance of U.S. Attorney Iglesias and questioned whether he was up to the job . . .
"At no time in those calls did the senator mention this corruption case," nor did he specifically ask for Iglesias's ouster, Roehrkasse said.
The spokesman said he was not aware of any similar calls or complaints to the Justice Department from Wilson.
Be interesting to see what Iglesias can add to the mix.