Tuesday, April 24, 2007

This is extraordinarily fishy, even given the already-fishy context (quoting The Hill, by way of TPM):

Former White House Counsel Harriet Miers discussed firing ex-U.S. Attorney Debra Yang, who was leading an investigation into lucrative ties between Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-Calif.) and a lobbying firm before she left her government post voluntarily last fall, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) charged in a hearing last week.

Yang resigned last October, months before Democrats began reviewing the Justice Department’s decision to fire eight other federal prosecutors. According to a report in the American Lawyer, she was lured away by a $1.5 million-plus offer to become a partner* at Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher LLP, which is defending Lewis in the probe.
And Yang isn't wasn't even one of the scandal-ridden ones!

* - Model Rule 1.10, anyone? (Finally, those Ethics classes pay off!)

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