Justice Dept. Enters Court Nominee Fight

Dirty Harry should be expelled from the Senate for his improper comments about Judge Saad. Since Liberals lack the ability to police their leadership, the Justice Department appropriately steps in to monitor the Senator’s recent ethical lapses.

May 14, 2005

By JESSE J. HOLLAND, Associated Press

The Justice Department is edging into the Senate controversy over judicial nominees, writing key lawmakers after Democratic Leader Harry Reid publicly referred to an
FBI file on one of President Bush’s controversial appointees.

“The letter expressed concern about recent remarks on the floor of the Senate which alluded to an FBI background investigation file provided by the Department of Justice to the Senate Judiciary Committee on a confidential basis in connection with a judicial nomination,” a department official said Friday night.

The official, who spoke only on condition of anonymity, said the letter did not refer specifically to Reid, or to 6th Circuit Court nominee Henry Saad.

At the same time, it was dispatched one day after Reid alluded publicly to a confidential FBI report prepared on Saad, a 6th Circuit Court of Appeals nominee whose confirmation Democrats have sought to block.(The Full Story)

Copyright © 2005 The Associated Press.

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