Saturday, April 14, 2007

The Replacement Killers

Chuck Schumer will probably get a bit more love in the leftwingosphere in the near future:

"Please treat this as confidential," Mr. Sampson wrote in the [January 9, 2006 e-mail] message. He concluded, "If a decision is made to remove and replace a limited number of U.S. attorneys, then the following might be considered for removal and possible replacement."

Mr. Sampson testified under oath on March 29 at a hearing of Senate Judiciary Committee that he had no candidates in mind to replace any of the fired prosecutors. In his prepared statement, he said that "none of the U.S. attorneys was asked to resign in favor of a particular individual who had already been identified to take the vacant spot."

At one point in the hearing, Senator Charles E. Schumer, Democrat of New York, asked Mr. Sampson, "Did you or did you not have in mind specific replacements for the dismissed U.S. attorneys before they were asked to resign on Dec. 7, 2006."

Mr. Sampson, testifying under oath, replied: "I personally did not."

That's Libby-style perjury, that is. And Sampson handed it to Senator Schumer on a silver platter.

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