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Gonzales: Iglesias Added to List "on Election Day"
Paul Kiel –
Well, here's something new. During questioning from House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers (D-MI) about David Iglesias' firing, Alberto Gonzales volunteered that Iglesias was added to the list on "Election Day, November." Up till now, it's been unclear when Iglesias made the list -- though it was known to be sometime in October or November.
It's been reported that Sen. Pete Domenici (R-NM) called Karl Rove "at some point after the election" to ask that Iglesias be fired. Does that mean that something else had already placed him on the list? We know that Karl Rove and President Bush had already complained to Gonzales about Iglesias' handling of voter fraud cases earlier in October.
Update: Gonzales added later that he didn't know exactly when Iglesias was "selected" to be on the list. But he said that Iglesias first appeared on the firing list on Election Day.