May 9, 2007

(Courtesy of TPMtv)

Apparently deaf to the improper tone of the request in the context of a hearing on the firings of the U.S. attorneys, Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) encouraged Alberto Gonzales to hurry up and indict Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA). The Jefferson case has dragged on for nearly two years and is awaiting the decision of an appeals court on the FBI's seizure of evidence from Jefferson's congressional office.

"I hope that you will tell your prosecutors to wrap this thing up," said Sensenbrenner.

I guess Sensenbrenner doesn't realize that in a hearing over whether the Attorney General's office was politicizing USAs and demanding partisan investigations and indictments, he's...pushing for a partisan indictment.

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