As we've noted before
, the U.S. Attorney for Los Angeles Debra Wong Yang left her job shortly before two of the other U.S. attorneys in California was forced out.
Now Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) wants to hear more. From the AP
"I have questions about Debra Yang's departure and I can't answer those questions right at this time," Feinstein, D-Calif. and a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, told reporters in response to a question. "Was she asked to resign, and if so, why? We have to ferret that out."...
About five months before Yang's departure her office had opened an investigation into ties between Rep. Jerry Lewis, R-Calif., and a lobbyist. When Yang left her U.S. attorney's job she went to work for Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, the firm where Lewis' legal team works, but government rules required that she recuse herself from that case or any other she was involved with while a government prosecutor.
Yang told The Hill
earlier this month that she could have stayed âas long as I wanted to" and that she left for financial reasons, adding that she's a single mother.