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GOP Sen. Comes to U.S. Attorneys’ Defense


— August 8, 2004

In blunt, private letters, the Senate Finance Committee chairman has told Attorney General John Ashcroft he believes the Justice Department has retaliated against prosecutors in a Detroit terror trial because they cooperated with Congress.

Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, has written Ashcroft or his deputies at least three times to accuse department officials of taking “hostile actions” and “reprisals” against the trial prosecutors. . . .

“[F]ederal law provides individuals who are congressional witnesses or assisting congressional investigations protection from retaliation,” Grassley wrote.

Details here from the AP via My Way News.


In blunt, private letters, the Senate Finance Committee chairman has told Attorney General John Ashcroft he believes the Justice Department has retaliated against prosecutors in a Detroit terror trial because they cooperated with Congress.

Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, has written Ashcroft or his deputies at least three times to accuse department officials of taking “hostile actions” and “reprisals” against the trial prosecutors. . . .

“[F]ederal law provides individuals who are congressional witnesses or assisting congressional investigations protection from retaliation,” Grassley wrote.

Details here from the AP via My Way News.

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