New unreleased e-mails from top administration officials show that the idea of firing all 93 U.S. attorneys was raised by White House adviser Karl Rove in early January 2005, indicating Rove was more involved in the plan than the White House previously acknowledged.Dammit, Harriet!
The e-mails also show that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales discussed the idea of firing the attorneys en masse weeks before he was confirmed as attorney general.
The e-mails directly contradict White House assertions that the notion originated with recently departed White House counsel Harriet Miers, and was her idea alone.
Think Progress notes this also contradicts previous statements made by Alberto Gonzales, White House spokesperson Dana Perino, and White House Press Secretary Tony Snow.
Meanwhile, Senator Leahy isn't taking any shit, Sidney Blumenthal says all roads lead to Rove, and CREW wonders whether external email usage indicates a violation of the Presidential Records Act.