Harriet Myers resigned in January. The official word from Tony Snow was “it’s hard work and she’d been here for several years.” Her leaving happened at the same time the new congress was convening so little publicity focused on Meyers, the former supreme court nominee, at the time. Another typical Bush trick of “burying the lead story” Perhaps in light of this article just released via the BBC by Greg Palist is why she thought it better to bow out and “disappear.” The only way to get to the truth is for the judiciary committee to supeana her and talk to her about it under oath. If she was Bush’s “hitman” in texas and fired the lottery head, put herself in charge of it, gave the lottery bid to a no-bid company because they had secret info on Bush’s military record then it’s a felony. This is big and could be the “smoking gun” needed to convince blue democrats that it’s time to impeach and remove the administration from office. Impeachment will not happen without evidence. This could be the evidence they need. Call and urge them to put Myers under oath.
According to the L.A. Times…
“…Miers’ ties to Bush date to 1993 and the start of his successful 1994 campaign to become governor of Texas. He hired Miers, then a partner at a large Texas law firm, as the campaign’s lawyer.
She has handled important jobs for him ever since: as his appointed chairwoman of the Texas Lottery Commission; as his first White House staff secretary, a key behind-the-scenes job; as deputy chief of staff; and, since the start of his second term, as his White House lawyer. Her final job placed her in a central position in the search for nominees for the federal bench, from District Court seats to the Supreme Court, and as a key advisor on legal matters and legislation.” (http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/asection/la-na-
Here’s greg’s article:
This breaking news comes from:
Bush Hit-Woman Behind
Prosecutor Firings Has Long History
of Purges to Protect Bush
Harriet Miers fired investigator in 1997 to cover Bush draft-dodge
by Greg Palast
from the original reports for BBC Television and the Guardian (UK)
The Mister Big behind the scandal of George Bush’s firing of US Attorneys is not a ‘mister’ at all. The House Judiciary Committee has released White House emails indicating that the political operative who ordered the hit on prosecutors too honest for their own good was Harriet Miers, one-time legal counsel to the President.
But this is not the first time that Miers has fired investigators to protect Mr. Bush.
In 1999, while investigating Governor George Bush of Texas for the Guardian papers of Britain, I obtained an extraordinary, and extraordinarily confidential, memo to the US Attorney’s office in Austin. It disclosed that, in 1997, Governor Bush secretly suggested to the chairwoman of the Texas Lottery Commission that she grant a contract to the client of a Bush ally.
The Governor’s back-door demand to the Lottery chairwoman was not so easy. Bush wanted the Lottery to grant a multi-billion dollar contract to GTech Corporation. But GTech hadn’t even bid on the contract – and a winner was already announced.
There was only way for the Chairwoman to carry out the fix: fire the director of the Lottery who had discouraged GTech from bidding because of its history of corruption.
The Chairwoman, Harriet Miers, did the deed: fired the Lottery director; Miers then ignored the winning bid — and gave Bush’s favored company the contract, no bidding, in perpetuity.
Miers and the Draft
Neither Miers nor President Bush have ever denied the contents of the memo [I’ve posted it here] despite repeated requests from the Guardian and BBC Television. Continue reading ‘Bush Hit-Woman Behind
Prosecutor Firings Has Long History
of Purges to Protect Bush‘
Bush’s New US Attorney a Criminal?
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BBC Television had exposed 2004 voter attack scheme by appointee Griffin, a Rove aide.
Black soldiers and the homeless targeted.
by Greg Palast
There’s only one thing worse than sacking an honest prosecutor. That’s replacing an honest prosecutor with a criminal.
There was one big hoohah in Washington yesterday as House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers pulled down the pants on George Bush’s firing of US Attorneys to expose a scheme to punish prosecutors who wouldn’t bend to political pressure.
But the Committee missed a big one: Timothy Griffin, Karl Rove’s assistant, the President’s pick as US Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas. Griffin, according to BBC Television, was the hidden hand behind a scheme to wipe out the voting rights of 70,000 citizens prior to the 2004 election.
Key voters on Griffin’s hit list: Black soldiers and homeless men and women. Nice guy, eh? Naughty or nice, however, is not the issue. Targeting voters where race is a factor is a felony crime under the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
In October 2004, our investigations team at BBC Newsnight received a series of astonishing emails from Mr. Griffin, then Research Director for the Republican National Committee. He didn’t mean to send them to us. They were highly confidential memos meant only for RNC honchos.
However, Griffin made a wee mistake. Instead of sending the emails — potential evidence of a crime — to email addresses ending with the domain name “@GeorgeWBush.com” he sent them to “@GeorgeWBush.ORG.” A website run by prankster John Wooden who owns “GeorgeWBush.org.” When Wooden got the treasure trove of Rove-ian ravings, he sent them to us.
And we dug in, Continue reading ‘Bush’s New US Attorney a Criminal?’