Thursday, November 1, 2007

Ex-Official Who Fired U.S. Attorneys Speaks Out

Michael Battle, the former director of the Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys, today spoke publicly about his role in the U.S. Attorney firings for the first time. He was told to do it, and to tell them as little as possible. Ex-Official Who Fired U.S. Attorneys Speaks Out, NPR, Nov. 2, 2007 (NPR's website has a story that will be on Morning Edition tomorrow, so the dateline is really Nov. 2, even though most of us aren't there yet).

The people he called greeted him warmly — which made the part that came next much more difficult.

"Listen," Battle said he told the U.S. attorneys. "I've been asked to call you and advise you that you're being asked to submit your resignation as U.S. attorney."

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