WASHINGTON, March 22 LawFuel – US Law News, Law Jobs — With the scandal involving the politically-motivated firing of eight US Attorneys continuing to grow by the day, GOP presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani appears today at the National Newspaper Publishers Association Government Affairs Conference in Washington, DC. Giuliani is the only Republican Presidential hopeful with first-hand US Attorney experience, having served as one in New York and having supervised all the US Attorneys nationwide as a senior official at the Department of Justice in the 1980s, yet he has stayed quiet on this important issue.
Perhaps he will take this opportunity today to explain whether he believes in the importance of prosecutorial independence or
whether he will side with President Bush, partisan politics and the
Republican culture of corruption.
“Despite boasting about his credentials as a former US Attorney,
Giuliani has remained conspicuously silent about this latest Bush White
House scandal,” said Democratic National Committee Press Secretary Stacie
Paxton. “Giuliani’s silence makes clear that he prefers to side with
President Bush and partisan politics to win votes rather than stand up for judicial independence.”
Rudy’s Own Campaign Website Highlights His Time Supervising US
Attorneys Under Reagan And His Time As A US Attorney In New York. “After
the inauguration of Ronald Reagan in 1981, Rudy was named Associate
Attorney General…He supervised all of the U.S. Attorney Offices… In
1983, Rudy became United States Attorney for the Southern District of New
Giuliani Has Not Taken A Position On US Attorneys Scandal. “Several
other Republican candidates or their campaigns — including that of former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani — have declined to say whether or not Gonzales should resign.”
Giuliani: Bush Is “The Kind Of President I Would Like To Be.” At the
California GOP Convention in February, Giuliani said, “We are very
fortunate to have President Bush … Presidents … have to make decisions and move the country forward, and that’s the kind of president I would like to be.” [San Francisco Chronicle, 2/11/07]
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