RUSH: All right, more on this US attorney firing and the attempt here by the Democrats to equate this with Watergate. As is the usual case, there are lots of facts that the Democrats and the media are not telling us. I want to go back (and I’m not going to play the sound bite because it’s not important) to the question that Wolf Blitzer asked Pat Leahy last night on the Situation Room on CNN. His question was: “Is there anything illegal in putting one of Karl Rove’s associates in and making him the US attorney in Arkansas?” Leahy said, “There’s nothing illegal about it, firing the US attorney. What I’m saying is that that hurts law enforcement, hurts fighting against crime,” which is an absolute joke. Well, let me tell you about this ‘Karl Rove associate.’ By the way, why should
Here’s what the Drive-Bys will not tell you about Tim Griffin, apart from the fact that he worked at the White House. That’s, of course, a disqualifier as far as the Drive-Bys and the Democrats are concerned. “Tim Griffin is in his tenth year as an officer in the US Army Reserve. He’s in the JAG Corps, the judge advocate general’s corps. He holds the rank of major. In September 2005, Tim was mobilized to active duty to serve as an Army prosecutor at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, the home of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). At Fort Campbell, he prosecuted 40 criminal cases. One of those cases, drew national interest after a soldier attempted to murder his platoon sergeant and fired upon his unit’s early morning formation. He was sentenced to 25 years in prison for his crime.”
That’s a prosecution conducted by ‘Rove’s guy,’ Tim Griffin.
“In May 2006, Griffin was assigned to the 501st Special Troops Battalion (STB), 101st Airborne Division and sent to serve in Iraq. From May through August 2006, Griffin served as an Army JAG with the 101st Airborne Division in Mosul, Iraq, as a member of the 172d Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT) Brigade Operational Law Team (BOLT).” And before that, “he served at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) where he was Special Assistant to the Assistant Attorney General (AAG), Michael Chertoff, the Criminal Division chief. In the summer of 2001, AAG Chertoff granted Tim a year detail as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Arkansas in Little Rock. While in Little Rock, Tim prosecuted a variety of federal cases with an emphasis on firearm and drug cases. He also served as the coordinator for Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), the Bush Administration’s strategy to reduce firearm-related violence by promoting close cooperation between state and federal law enforcement.”
That is who the Democrats say is a
I don’t know anything about Bud Cummins, but I can tell you there’s nothing wrong with Tim Griffin. Now, I love being able to tell you people this, but where’s the justice department telling people this instead of acting like, “Oh, please! Yeah, mistakes were made!” What mistakes? Where’s the administration understanding that they are at