Friday, March 07, 2008

U.S. Attorney Yglesias - I was fired for political reasons

David Yglesias, former U.S. Attorney in New Mexico, is publishing a book on how he was fired. Here is an early report from McClatchy News on what he has to say:
WASHINGTON — A longtime protege of President Bush told former U.S. Attorney David Iglesias that he was fired for political reasons and that he shouldn't fight his ouster, Iglesias says in a new book.

"This is political," Iglesias recalls Texas U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton telling him shortly after he was ousted. "If I were you, I'd just go quietly."

Iglesias, a former U.S. attorney in New Mexico, is one of nine federal prosecutors whose firings triggered a yearlong controversy at the Justice Department and led to the resignations of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and 11 other Justice Department officials.
The book will be published in June, to be titled "In Justice."

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