According to the political magazine The Hill, Schlozman says that he was the one who made the decision to indict four members of ACORN in 2006, despite an informal policy not to make such indictments just before an election:
Schlozman had testified that he “acted at the direction of the director of the Election Crimes Branch in the Public Integrity Section” in filing the indictments.
However, he stated in the letter to the panel that his initial testimony was inaccurate.
“I want to be clear that, while I relied on the consultation with, and suggestions of, the Election Crimes Branch in bringing the indictments when I did,” Schlozman wrote, “I take full responsibility for the decision to move forward with the prosecutions related to ACORN while I was the interim U.S. Attorney.”
The letter was penned on the same day that saw Senate Democrats fail to clear a procedural hurdle toward a no-confidence vote on Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.