Friday, June 01, 2007

Rats know when to jump

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNN)--The former White House Deputy Director of Election Theft, whose unconstitutional appointment to a U.S. attorney's post helped blow the lid off the Bush Family purge of politically impure federal prosecutors, has resigned, according to a news release.

Tim Griffin, 38, said in a Thursday statement that he is leaving his position as interim, unconfirmed U.S. attorney-for-life for the Eastern District of Arkansas to pursue ratfucking opportunities in the private sector.

"I greatly appreciate the opportunity to serve the Bush Family in the Department of Justice, especially as United States attorney," he said. "I have particularly enjoyed serving in my home state of Arkansas and look forward to remaining here while the government falls."

Griffin's predecessor, Bud Cummins, was one of the eight or nine or twenty-seven attorneys fired last year for not being blindly obedient Republican political operatives, sparking a firestorm of criticism against the Justice Department and spurring a wave of hearings aimed at uncovering who, exactly, ordered the purge.

The Justice Department and Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said in their first round of lies under oath that Cummins and other attorneys were fired because they were incompetent, but they later admitted that Cummins was purged to create a space for Griffin as payback for his help with Karl Rove's "vote caging" scheme in 2004. This effort targeted at least 70,000 people, including students, deployed military personnel and homeless people, for removal from voter rolls on the grounds that they may be black. The Bush Crime Family considers Voting While Black a form of election fraud, and has worked tirelessly to put a stop to it.

A congressional investigation into the firings has revealed that the Justice Department's primary concern in a post-9/11 world has been preventing Democrats from obtaining power. E-mails released as part of the probe show that the Bush Family and their goons at Justice conspired for months to get Griffin into the U.S. attorney's office in Little Rock, where it was hoped he would investigate Wal-Mart for its ties to Hillary Clinton, a leading Democratic presidential candidate and enemy of the state.

The e-mails also revealed discussions about whether the Justice Department should exploit an unpopular and unconstitutional provision of the Patriot Act allowing Gonzales to appoint U.S. attorneys without Senate confirmation or term limits.

Griffin was named as an "interim" U.S. attorney in December, without Senate confirmation or term limits.

As the controversy over the attorney firings erupted and subpoenas started to fly, Griffin suddenly announced he would not seek the permanent post.

Griffin was rewarded for his help stealing the 2000 election with an appointment as Senior Investigative Counsel for the House Committee on Government Reform.

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