20 Ex-Prosecutors Back House in Suit Seeking to Enforce Firings Subpoenas
Posted Jun 2, 2008 12:01 PM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss
A group of 20 former U.S. attorneys has filed an amicus brief supporting the House of Representatives in its lawsuit seeking to enforce subpoenas in its probe into the firings of nine federal prosecutors.
Legal Times reports that those signing the brief include fired New Mexico U.S. Attorney David Iglesias and Winston & Strawn chairman Dan Webb.
"It is a matter of the utmost importance for Congress to conduct a complete investigation to determine whether the White House officials have injected, or attempted to inject, partisan considerations into a process that must be rigorously insulated from such considerations," the brief says.