Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Sara Taylor Pressed On Communications With Mitch McConnell

Former White House Political Director Sara Taylor is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee and is getting pressed on her communications "outside the executive branch" in regards to the U.S. Attorney scandal. While Taylor is trying to use a letter from George W. Bush to exert executive privilege, the argument will not likely hold up much longer. Why would George W. Bush and Sara Taylor try to exert executive privilege even on outside communications?

Maybe because Mitch McConnell is at the center of the U.S. Attorney scandal:
The special counsel’s office said it had interviewed 21 of the 36 GSA political appointees who attended the Jan. 26 meeting with J. Scott Jennings, the White House deputy director of the Office of Political Affairs.

The counsel’s office also talked to Jennings and interviewed Doan for nine hours over two days...
Jennings is the former political director for Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell and is now the White House's deputy director of political affairs under Karl Rove.

E-mail messages handed over to a congressional committee show Jennings used a Republican National Committee e-mail address to discuss the firings with aides to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales...

The top federal prosecutor for Louisville and western Kentucky was on an initial list of prosecutors recommended for removal from office.

David Huber, the U.S. attorney in Louisville since 2003 and former general counsel to U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, was one of 13 prosecutors whose name was sent by the Justice Department to the White House on Feb. 24, 2005, with a recommendation that they be replaced. Seven of the 13 either resigned or were fired...

Looks like its about time to nominate a former Kentucky Supreme Court Justice who actually believes in upholding the law of the land: Larry Forgy.