Sunday, February 25, 2007

Fired U. S. attorney had received glowing reports

Six of the eight U. S. attorneys fired recently by the Bush Administration had received glowing reports on their job performance.
That number includes Bud Cummins of Arkansas, according to an article in today's New York Times:

One of the most glowing evaluations was given to H. E. Cummins III of Arkansas, who was asked to leave last summer. Mr. Cummins was replaced temporarily by J. Timothy Griffin, a military and civilian prosecutor who also had close ties to Karl Rove, the senior White House political adviser. Mr. Griffin has since withdrawn his name from consideration as Mr. Cummins's permanent successor. A report dated Jan. 23-27, 2006, said, "United States Attorney Cummins was very competent and highly regarded by the federal, judiciary, law enforcement and civil client agencies." It said Mr. Cummins's office had a "well-managed" antiterrorism program and "very successful" counternarcotics efforts.

Many of the fired attorneys were conducting investigations into possible wrongdoing by Republican officials. Cummins was in the middle of his investigation of the awarding of Missouri license fee offices when he was fired.


Anonymous said...

This attorney was like the ole country preacher.....guy goes out of church and says Mr. Preacher, you was doing good until you quit preachin' and went to meddlin'.
They were all getting close to something, something that didn't likely pass the smell test.

Anonymous said...

And the Blunt administration, with great determination, steadfastedly and relentlessly continues its march toward a new low of governance of the people. For and by the people is not part of the package.