Monday, April 16, 2007

The Scott Jennings/Mitch McConnell Scandal

Joseph Gerth’s Political Notebook in The Courier Journal today was a start, but we have yet to see more written on what is really going on with the missing emails in the US Attorney scandal: One political operative of Sen. Mitch McConnell is protecting another. Is anyone else surprised that the banker from Inez, Kentucky who is now RNC Chairman, Mike Duncan, is protecting the former political director to Senator Mitch McConnell from Dawson Springs, Kentucky, Scott Jennings?

Jennings is the former political director for Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell and is now the White House’s deputy director of political affairs under Karl Rove.

E-mail messages handed over to a congressional committee show Jennings used a Republican National Committee e-mail address to discuss the firings with aides to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales…

On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee authorized its chairman, Patrick Leahy, to subpoena Jennings and compel him to reveal his role in the firings.

And House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers wrote another Kentuckian, RNC Chairman Mike Duncan, an Inez banker, asking him to provide all firing-related e-mail from government employees to his committee before turning them over to the White House.

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At 4:05 PM, Blogger Paddy said...

Gotta love Conyers.


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