Sunday, July 01, 2007

Another DOJ Bushite Bites The Dust

Wonder what unholy truth this one is running from.....

Another Lawyer in Atty.
Firings Flap Quits
The Associated Press
Friday 29 June 2007

Washington - A Justice Department official who was considered as a possible replacement for one of several fired U.S. attorneys announced her resignation Friday.

Rachel Brand, the assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Policy, will step down July 9, the department said in a statement. The statement did not give a reason for her departure, but Brand is expecting a baby soon.

Brand was a member of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' leadership team. When officials were planning to fire U.S. attorneys in San Diego, San Francisco, Michigan and Arkansas, Brand was named as a possible replacement for Margaret Chiari in Michigan, according to documents released as part of a congressional inquiry.

The firings have led to congressional investigations, an internal Justice Department probe and calls from Capitol Hill for the resignation of Gonzales on the grounds that he politicized his office.

Brand previously served as associate counsel to President George W. Bush and helped shepherd Supreme Court Justices John Roberts and Samuel Alito through Senate confirmation.

"Her considerable knowledge of legal policy is rivaled only by her passion for the issues and projects on which she worked during her tenure here at the department," Gonzales said in a statement. "I will miss her significant contributions as an adviser to me."

Brand recently testified before the House Judiciary Committee about the Justice Department's opposition to a bill that would shield reporters from being forced by prosecutors to reveal their sources.

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....And The Truth Shall Set Us Free

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