The Daily Muck


The former employee of Cindy McCain’s non-profit who was allegedly fired from his position over his knowledge of McCain’s drug use, gave his first public interview in 15 years to the Washington Post. The employee, Tom Gosinski, reported McCain’s addiction to the Drug Enforcement Administration in 1993, and later was charged by the McCains with extortion when he sued for wrongful termination. (Washington Post)

The recent investigation into the Interior Department’s “culture of substance abuse and promiscuity” could mean complications for law makers who vote next week on expanded offshore drilling. The investigation revealed that between 2002 and 2006, 19 government representatives received various gifts and gratuities from oil and gas companies and “frequently consumed alcohol at industry functions, had used cocaine and marijuana, and had sexual relationships with oil and natural gas company representatives.” (AP)

A military judge delayed the case of a Canadian detainee at Guantanamo Bay yesterday. The trial of Omar Khadr was originally set for Oct. 8 and a new trial date has not been set. Khadr is accused of throwing a grenade that killed U.S. soldier in the summer of 2002 during a firefight in Afghanistan. Conviction could result in a life sentence. (Miami Herald)The grand jury transcripts in the case of Ethel Rosenberg, which were just recently released, indicate that the notorious espionage case might have been based on perjured testimony. Ruth Greenglass, a witness in the case and Ethel’s sister-in-law, never mentioned to the grand jury that Rosenberg had typed up her stolen atomic secrets to give the the Russians — a fact central to the trial that Greenglass had testified to — and instead stated in grand jury testimony that she herself wrote out the notes in longhand. (AP)

The House Judiciary Committee postponed Harriet Miers testimony on Thursday, which was expected in the wake of the stay issued last week while the case pends appeal. The case, House Judiciary Committee v. Harriet Miers et al. has been ongoing after Miers refused to comply with the subpoena to testify, citing executive privilege. (CQ Politics)

The trial of a former Afghan tribal leader accused of smuggling $50 million of heroin into the U.S. began on Thursday. Prosecutors say that Bashir Noorazi was hugely influential in Afghanistan and used his influence to build a private army and work with the Taliban. Noorzai’s lawyers dispute the claims. (AP)