Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Domenici hires lawyer on ethics charge
Last Update: 03/07/2007 5:25:20 PM
By: Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Senator Pete Domenici has hired a well-known Washington defense lawyer to represent him in a preliminary ethics investigation.
The investigation is looking into allegations that the New Mexico Republican pressured U.S. Attorney David Iglesias to rush indictments against Democrats before the 2006 election.
Iglesias has since been fired.
Domenici hired Lee Blalack on Feb. 28, the same day Iglesias went public with his accusations.
Iglesias said last week he believes he was forced out of his job for political reasons after refusing pressure from Domenici and Republican Congresswoman Heather Wilson.
In testimony before Congress on Wednesday, Iglesias said he “felt leaned on” and “felt pressured” by Domenici and Wilson.
[Anyone still think that "St." Pete has been good for LANL? -Ever since 1999, when he invented NNSA? Anyone at LANL still think that NNSA has been good for the country? Anyone NOT in management above Group Leader think that privatization was a 'nifty' idea? -Another 'great' thing that "St." Pete's NNSA brought to LANL.]
Bye, Pete -- we mostly won't miss you very much.