Josh Marshall and McClatchey cut to the chase on the case of the fired prosecutors. The most politically sensitive case is that of Carol Lam, the San Diego prosecutor who put Duke Cunning ham in jail and is pursueing an investigation which involves more congressional corruption and the big contract the CIA gave a limousine company that supplied hookers.
Getting down to the real nub of the story. Here's a clip from McClatchy's overnight piece ...In an e-mail dated May 11, 2006, Sampson urged the White House counsel's office to call him regarding "the real problem we have right now with Carol Lam," who then the U.S. attorney for southern California. Earlier that morning, the Los Angeles Times reported that Lam's corruption investigation of former Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham, R-Calif., had expanded to include another California Republican, Rep Jerry Lewis.
Cunningham is currently serving an eight-year prison sentence in Arizona. Lewis has not been charged with any crime. Lam was forced to resign.
In a speech on the Senate floor Tuesday, Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., said he wants to know whether Lam was fired for the Cunningham case or because "she was about to investigate other people who were politically powerful." Lam declined to talk publicly about her dismissal.
Others in the cross hairs include for CIA #3 "Dusty" Foggo, since fired CIA chief Porter Goss, and perhaps more.