Former Republican Senator Pete Domenici of New Mexico Has His Records Subpoenaed in David Iglesias, U.S. Attorneys Scandal

Ex-lawmaker’s records subpoenaed in firings probe

Associated Press – February 11, 2009


WASHINGTON (AP) – A federal grand jury has subpoenaed records of former Republican Senator Pete Domenici of New Mexico.

Career federal prosecutor Nora R. Dannehy is looking into whether former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, other Bush administration officials or Republicans in Congress should face criminal charges in the dismissals of U.S. Attorneys.

The grand jury subpoena for some of Domenici’s records has been confirmed by two private attorneys who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not representing the former senator.

Domenici’s attorney, K. Lee Blalack, has declined to comment.

Domenici made three phone calls to Gonzales in 2005 and 2006 complaining about the performance of U.S. Attorney David Iglesias. Iglesias was fired for what the Justice Department’s inspector general said were political reasons.

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Sarah Taylor will still appear, Senate Judiciary Commitee says

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SALON’S War Room

just got off the phone with Tracy Schmaler, a spokesperson for the
Senate Judiciary Committee’s Democratic majority. Schmaler told us it
is her understanding that — despite President Bush’s invocation of
executive privilege in regards to the testimony of former White House
staffers Sara Taylor and Harriet Miers about the ongoing U.S. Attorneys scandal — Taylor will still appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

Schmaler says she learned that from Taylor’s lawyer, W. Neil Eggleston,
earlier Monday afternoon. When called for confirmation by Salon,
Eggleston was unavailable. He has not yet returned a message left
seeking comment.

As for Miers, the question of whether she will appear as scheduled
before the House Judiciary Committee Thursday is apparently still up in
the air. A spokesperson for the committee told Salon that the committee
had not yet heard anything definitive about whether Miers would appear,
and her lawyer was unavailable for comment.

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