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Paul McNulty's Resignation Letter
Fox News Online ^ | 5/14/07 | AP

Posted on 05/14/2007 6:05:15 PM PDT by cccp_hater

Edited on 05/14/2007 6:28:12 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

WASHINGTON Deputy Attorney General Paul McNultysaid Monday he will resign, the highest-ranking Bush administration casualty in the furor over the firing of U.S. attorneys. Below is the text of his letter.

This is to advise you of my intention to step down from my position as Deputy Attorney General on a date to be determined in the late summer.


(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: atorney; deputy; mcnulty; paulmcnulty; resigns

1 posted on 05/14/2007 6:05:19 PM PDT by cccp_hater
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To: cccp_hater

Who?


2 posted on 05/14/2007 6:07:48 PM PDT by kinoxi
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To: cccp_hater
The financial realities of college-age children and two decades of public service lead me to a long overdue transition in my career.

A lawyers got to do what a lawyers got to do. I guess he did not see a SCOTUS nomination in his future.

3 posted on 05/14/2007 6:11:39 PM PDT by operation clinton cleanup
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To: cccp_hater
This is really good news. McNulty was Schumer's boy on the inside. McNulty was close to Comey, who appointed Fitzgerald, and close to Fitzgerald himself.

From: http://www.macsmind.com/wordpress/

Back in March, Clarice Feldman wrote:

“Lost in the kerfuffle about the Gonzales firings of 8 US Attorneys is the fact that Chuck Schumer has a hidden agenda: acting not only as the Senator from New York but as well as the Attorney General of the U.S. He pushed for the appointment of a Special Counsel, wrote at least 2 letters to the Attorney General resquesting updates on the investigation and demanding action on the CIA referral letter respecting the public identification of Plame,. He obtained from Deputy AG Comey the promise to appoint a special counsel and looked the other way when one was appointed outside the statutory and constitutional framework for such appointments. Both Comey and Fitzgerald were well-known to him at the time having worked in the Southern District of New York.

If he succeeds in forcing Gonzales to resign , Gonzales’ Deputy will undoubtedly take over. That deputy, McNulty, like Comey and Fitzgerald, also comes from the office of the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York and is close to Schumer and his former colleage”

At justoneminute on their lastest thread, they are talking about how Schumer just got checkmated because McNulty was his boy. I also find it interesting that macranger at macsmind just posted a few days ago that his sources were saying Gonzalez and GW were taking the gloves off and prosecutions pending against donks were moving forward quickly, i.e. Jefferson and the NSA leak case where a grand jury has been seated for about a year. I wonder if that is why Rockefeller has been real quiet for some time. It is important to note, that replacing Gonzales with McNulty could have tripped those investigations up or sidelined them forever.
4 posted on 05/14/2007 6:14:51 PM PDT by jrooney (The democrats are the friend of our enemy and the enemy of our friends. Attack them, not GW!)
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To: cccp_hater

This would be a non-story if it weren’t for Senator Nostrils and his Committee and the scum who work for the MSM.

This guy has been on the job for SEVEN YEARS! Basically he’s been taking a pay cut all that time in order to perform a public service, and perhaps to make political connections and put it on his resume.

But probably four years would be long enough for most people. There is nothing unusual at all about his leaving.


5 posted on 05/14/2007 6:15:16 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero

See post #4.


6 posted on 05/14/2007 6:16:21 PM PDT by jrooney (The democrats are the friend of our enemy and the enemy of our friends. Attack them, not GW!)
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To: jrooney

Hmm. Thanks. That gives us a whole new take on it.

Good grief.


7 posted on 05/14/2007 6:16:24 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: jrooney

You were typing as I was typing!


8 posted on 05/14/2007 6:16:50 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero

You are welcome.


9 posted on 05/14/2007 6:17:33 PM PDT by jrooney (The democrats are the friend of our enemy and the enemy of our friends. Attack them, not GW!)
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To: Cicero

:) I noticed that.


10 posted on 05/14/2007 6:18:04 PM PDT by jrooney (The democrats are the friend of our enemy and the enemy of our friends. Attack them, not GW!)
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To: jrooney

Good find jrooney!


11 posted on 05/14/2007 6:18:41 PM PDT by cccp_hater (Just the facts please)
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To: cccp_hater

:) thanks


12 posted on 05/14/2007 6:19:33 PM PDT by jrooney (The democrats are the friend of our enemy and the enemy of our friends. Attack them, not GW!)
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To: jrooney

This guy should have been fired the day Bush took office, first term. He is nothing but Schumer’s spy.


13 posted on 05/14/2007 6:19:59 PM PDT by Tarpon
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To: cccp_hater

WAPO has an article out today quoting Schumer where he appears pissed McNulty is resigning.


14 posted on 05/14/2007 6:21:25 PM PDT by jrooney (The democrats are the friend of our enemy and the enemy of our friends. Attack them, not GW!)
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To: jrooney

Well alrighty then - MEGA BUMP!!!!


15 posted on 05/14/2007 6:21:26 PM PDT by Enterprise (I can't talk about liberals anymore because some of the words will get me sent to rehab.)
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To: cccp_hater

All material from Fox News has to be excerpted. In a short article such as this one, you should remove about 1/2 of it, rather than just the signature line.


16 posted on 05/14/2007 6:34:49 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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17 posted on 05/14/2007 6:35:44 PM PDT by Sleeping Beauty
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To: jrooney

Did I read that right?! Somebody pinch me. Some dems might finally get their due?


18 posted on 05/14/2007 6:39:11 PM PDT by abigailsmybaby (I was born with nothing. So far I have most of it left.)
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To: abigailsmybaby
That is what macranger has been reporting and he has great sources. Here is his hot off the press post -

McNulty canned at DOJ:

See what happens when you try to pull a coup “Deputy Attorney General Paul J. McNulty announced his resignation today, saying he is leaving the Justice Department later this summer to enter the private sector, officials said. McNulty announced his plans to leave in a letter to Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, citing the financial pressures of having children entering their college years, one official said. McNulty is the latest senior Justice official to announce his departure amid the swirl of controversy over the firings last year of nine U.S. attorneys. Three other top aides to Gonzales have quit in recent months. The removals of the prosecutors have sparked a furor in Congress over shifting explanations from Gonzales and other Justice officials. McNulty acknowledged providing inaccurate information to Congress in February about the dismissals, but blamed the errors on inadequate preparation by others more deeply involved in the removals. “It seems ironic that Paul McNulty who at least tried to level with the committee goes while Gonzales who stonewalled the committee is still in charge,” said Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), who has asked Gonzales to resign. “This administration owes us a lot better.”

Nice try Schumer. You must be sweating bullets now, you’re golden boy got aced - the coup didn’t work. You ain’t seen nothing yet. Posted by Macranger on Monday, May 14th, 2007 at 6:25 pm.
19 posted on 05/14/2007 6:45:30 PM PDT by jrooney (The democrats are the friend of our enemy and the enemy of our friends. Attack them, not GW!)
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To: jrooney

Do you have a ping list? I’d really like to be able to see where this goes.

I’m just plain giddy!


20 posted on 05/14/2007 6:59:13 PM PDT by abigailsmybaby (I was born with nothing. So far I have most of it left.)
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To: jrooney

Was this guy in a position to see classified info. The kind that repeatedly made it to the press?


21 posted on 05/14/2007 7:20:49 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( Who is the Democrat's George Galloway?)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

That I do not know. I look forward to further reporting by Clarice Feldman and Macranger on this because they have sources that might know.


22 posted on 05/14/2007 7:23:45 PM PDT by jrooney (The democrats are the friend of our enemy and the enemy of our friends. Attack them, not GW!)
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To: jrooney

“That is what macranger has been reporting and he has great sources. Here is his hot off the press post -

McNulty canned at DOJ:

See what happens when you try to pull a coup “Deputy Attorney General Paul J. McNulty announced his resignation today, saying he is leaving the Justice Department later this summer to enter the private sector, officials said. McNulty announced his plans to leave in a letter to Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, citing the financial pressures of having children entering their college years, one official said. McNulty is the latest senior Justice official to announce his departure amid the swirl of controversy over the firings last year of nine U.S. attorneys. Three other top aides to Gonzales have quit in recent months. The removals of the prosecutors have sparked a furor in Congress over shifting explanations from Gonzales and other Justice officials. McNulty acknowledged providing inaccurate information to Congress in February about the dismissals, but blamed the errors on inadequate preparation by others more deeply involved in the removals. “It seems ironic that Paul McNulty who at least tried to level with the committee goes while Gonzales who stonewalled the committee is still in charge,” said Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), who has asked Gonzales to resign. “This administration owes us a lot better.”

Nice try Schumer. You must be sweating bullets now, you’re golden boy got aced - the coup didn’t work. You ain’t seen nothing yet. Posted by Macranger on Monday, May 14th, 2007 at 6:25 pm.”

The MSM is spinning this to be proof that the firing of the US Attorneys was sleazy and that McNulty’s departure is an act of ethical behavior on his part.
The AP is reporting Alberto Gonzales as discribing McNulty as “a dynamic and thoughtful leader.”


23 posted on 05/14/2007 7:25:08 PM PDT by jamese777
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To: jrooney

Perhaps McNulty is going to work for the Bloomberg For President campaign.


24 posted on 05/14/2007 7:27:19 PM PDT by mojo114
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To: jrooney

Definitely the game is afoot. A few days ago the guy who bungled the Sandy Burger investigation had his name removed for consideration for, what, a judicial appointment?


25 posted on 05/14/2007 7:35:12 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( Who is the Democrat's George Galloway?)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Wow. I did not know that. If that occurred, yes something is afoot. Fingers crossed for justice to start happening.


26 posted on 05/14/2007 7:45:04 PM PDT by jrooney (The democrats are the friend of our enemy and the enemy of our friends. Attack them, not GW!)
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To: jrooney

Maybe Alberto finally figured out who the traitors were among them......and the President, too....we can only hope!


27 posted on 05/14/2007 8:17:07 PM PDT by goodnesswins (We need to cure Academentia)
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