It seems we've been upgraded from no answer at all to a "no comment" from both Sen. Pete Domenici (R-NM) and Rep. Heather Wilson (R-NM).
The Associated Press finally cornered them today. The result
David Iglesias said in published reports this week that he believes he was forced out of office as U.S. attorney after resisting pressure from two members of Congress to push an ongoing investigation of a kickback scheme that might have helped Republicans in the 2006 elections.
He reportedly said the lawmakers pressed him for details and appeared eager to see an indictment just before the elections.
Iglesias, a Republican, has not named the lawmakers who contacted him. All but Domenici and Wilson said Wednesday that it wasn't them.
In a brief interview Thursday, Domenici also denied the accusation. "I don't have any comment," he told The Associated Press. "I have no idea what he's talking about."
Wilson tersely referred questions to Iglesias' government supervisors.
"You should contact the Department of Justice on that personnel matter," she said.
I have to disagree with the AP's characterization of Domenici's "I have no idea what he's talking about" as a denial (for what an actual denial looks like, see Rep. Steve Pearce's (R-NM) response