Friday, October 03, 2003

Heads-Up Gate

Wyethwire is absolutely correct. The Bush administration has already crossed a serious line, and one which caused one of Clinton's deputy secretaries to lose his job. Somebody gave the heads up to Alberto Gonzalez that an investigation was about to begin, and as Nina Totenberg informed us, someone in the JD subsequently agreed to a request to delay for a day a memo forbidding any further scrubbing attempts. Where is the outrage? From NPR:

The White house asked for and got permission earlier this week to wait a day before issuing a directive to preserve all documents and logs which led one seasoned federal prosecutor to wonder why they wanted to wait a day, and who at the justice department told them they could do that, and why?