Another Prosecutor Targeted for Extortion by Bush DoJ Protection Racket

Brian Zick

Paul Kiel at TPM Muckraker reports that a second fired prosecutor, Seattle's John McKay, was also the recipient of a threat from the DoJ's Michael Elston that offered "protection" for the price of McKay's silence. Bud Cummins, fired prosecutor from Little Rock, Arkansas, previously testified about a similar call he received from Elston. Mikey Isikoff in Newsweek says: After McKay was fired in December, he says he also got a phone call from a "clearly nervous" Elston asking if he intended to go public: "He was offering me a deal: you stay silent and the attorney general won't say anything bad about you."

Brandon Johnson
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