Today is an important day you probably don't know about....
The Prosecuter Purge
GOP lawmakers tried to influence federal investigation
By Marisa Taylor
WASHINGTON - Sen. Pete Domenici and Rep. Heather Wilson of New Mexico pressured the U.S. attorney in their state to speed up indictments in a federal corruption investigation that involved at least one former Democratic state senator, according to two people familiar with the contacts.
The alleged involvement of the two Republican lawmakers raises questions about possible violations of House of Representatives and Senate ethics rules and could taint the criminal investigation into the award of an $82 million courthouse contract.
Senate hearings started at 10a on CSpan 3 which I don't have, but you can watch online here and they are live blogging over at Daily Kos.
From the live blogging, Schumer says
Some in the admin were seeking to turn US Attorneys into political operatives... what are we to think when there are allegations of retaliation...when prosecutors appear to have been fired for no reason, or worse, as part of a political vendetta?
Talking Points Memo has been on this from the beginning. They think (and I agree) that this could be the ultimate downfall of the Bush Administration.