Monday, July 09, 2007
DOJ attorney risks his career
John Koppel, a civil appellate attorney with the US DOJ has risked his career by publishing a scathing OpEd in the Denver Post criticizing the Bush DOJ.
As a longtime attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, I can honestly say that I have never been as ashamed of the department and government that I serve as I am at this time.
The public record now plainly demonstrates that both the DOJ and the government as a whole have been thoroughly politicized in a manner that is inappropriate, unethical and indeed unlawful.
I realize that this constitutionally protected statement subjects me to a substantial risk of unlawful reprisal from extremely ruthless people who have repeatedly taken such action in the past. But I am confident that I am speaking on behalf of countless thousands of honorable public servants, at Justice and elsewhere, who take their responsibilities seriously and share these views. And some things must be said, whatever the risk.The whole thing is well worth reading for its inside perspective. Now what'll they do to him?
I hope he has another job lined up. What a lovely trap he has set for the DOJ and the Bush admin. If they fire him or reprimand him in any way they confirm what he's said and they open themselves up to further congressional investigation. In anty case Pelosi will never have the guts to impeach Bush or Cheney - more's the shame - Cindy Sheehan announced today that she'll run against Pelosi if she doesn't - Go CindyPost a Comment