Sparksmania! Jeff Sessions Implicated In Rove Scandal
If Ron Sparks had any question on what his chances in the upcoming Senate race looked like, this news should put an end to it. One can only wonder what else these mysteriously deleted emails would tell us about the potential plans of Karl Rove and Jeff Sessions to replace US Attorneys not furthering their agenda:
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One e-mail message shows the White House urging the Justice Department to call Senator Jeff Sessions, Republican of Alabama, to give him information about the placement of J. Timothy Griffin, a former aide to Karl Rove, as the interim United States attorney in Arkansas.
“WH political reached out to Sen. Sessions and requested that he ask helpful questions to make clear that Tim Griffin is qualified to serve,” said a January 2007 e-mail message from Monica Goodling, a former senior aide to Mr. Gonzales, to other department officials. “Here are the talkers on Griffin, as well as a narrative that can be used by staff, and his résumé. I think it would actually be helpful for all of the Rs to have it.”