Some of the prosecutors recently fired for no apparent reason by the Bush Administration, are going before Congress to to tell their story.
Today, one of those former prosecutors told how he received a phone call from Sen. Pete Domenici , and how Domenici just hung up on him, when he told him there would likely be no indictments in a corruption case involving Democrats, before the elections.
A fired federal prosecutor told a Senate committee Tuesday that he felt "leaned on" and sickened as Republican Sen. Pete Domenici hung up on him in disgust last fall when told that indictments in a corruption case against Democrats would not be issued before the fall elections.
"He said, 'Are these going to be filed before November?' " former federal prosecutor David Iglesias, one of eight U.S. attorneys summarily fired in recent months, told the panel. "I said I didn't think so. And to which he replied, 'I'm very sorry to hear that.' And then the line went dead."
The Bush administration also applied a heavy hand after the firings of eight prosecutors became public and some of the dismissed U.S. attorneys had been quoted in media, according to one of those ousted, Bud Cummins of Arkansas.