Michael Barone - Michael Barone!
the following about the Domenici - attorney purge business: (emp add)
As was revealed in Tuesday's congressional hearings on the scandal, David Iglesias described the phone call from Domenici as follows:
"He wanted to know if the [indictments] would be filed before November. ... I gave an answer to the effect of I didn't think so. ... He said, "I'm very sorry to hear that," and the line went dead, the telephone line went dead. I thought to myself, did he just hang up on me? ... He didn't call back; I didn't call back. I had a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach that something bad had happened, and within six weeks I got a call from [senior Justice Department official] Mike Battle saying that it was time for me to move on."Domenici would not have made that call had either a Democrat or a law-abiding Republican been in the White House. He would not have had the temerity to throw his weight around to such an outrageous extent.
Barone says we don't
have a law-abiding Republican in the White House. Does that mean impeachment is just around the corner?
UPDATE: Semi-hoax. TPM explains
This article is misattributed to Barone. I assume this is due to a glitch at US News & World Report.