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2007/5/10

National Journal: Administration Withheld Emails, Re: Rove's Involvement in Getting His Protege Installed As US Attorney

@ 10:55 PM (89 months, 10 hours ago)

According to an article by Murry Waas in the National Journal, the White House and the Department of Justice worked together to conceal from Congress, Karl Rove's involvement in getting his protege Timothy Griffin installed as a U.S. attorney.

From the National Journal:

The Bush administration has withheld a series of e-mails from Congress showing that senior White House and Justice Department officials worked together to conceal the role of Karl Rove in installing Timothy Griffin, a protégé of Rove's, as U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas.

The withheld records show that D. Kyle Sampson, who was then-chief of staff to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, consulted with White House officials in drafting two letters to Congress that appear to have misrepresented the circumstances of Griffin's appointment as U.S. attorney and of Rove's role in supporting Griffin.

Administration Withheld E-Mails About Rove