Andrew McCarthy on the fired US attorneys ‘scandal’

‘Nuff said. Make sure to read it all.

PM Update I: Patterico catches the LA Times in a whopper again on this story.

PM Update II: Here’s more on the subpoena threat I blogged about last night:

WASHINGTON – The Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday cleared the way for subpoenas compelling five Justice Department officials and six of the federal prosecutors they fired to tell the story of a purge of U.S. attorneys that has prompted demands for the ouster of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

The voice vote to authorize the panel to issue subpoenas amounts to insurance against the possibility that Gonzales could retract his permission to let the aides testify voluntarily, or impose strict conditions.

The committee also postponed for a week a vote on whether to authorize subpoenas for President Bush’s top aides who were involved in the eight firings, including political adviser Karl Rove, former White House Counsel Harriet Miers and deputy White House Counsel William K. Kelley.

Stay tuned …