Bush Administration Fires Duke Cunningham Prosecutor; FBI Office Claims Politics Involved

Brian Zick

Justin Rood at TPM Muckraker reports: The head of the FBI's San Diego office and several former federal prosecutors are publicly questioning the politics behind the Bush administration's effort to force Carole Lam to resign as U.S. Attorney for San Diego. Lam focused her office's efforts on public corruption, including the sprawling Duke Cunningham scandal. That investigation has touched several Republican lawmakers, leading some to speculate that Lam brought political heat down on herself with that probe, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. The top FBI official for San Diego said that Lam's dismissal would jeopardize several ongoing investigations. "I guarantee politics is involved," special agent in charge Dan Dzwilewski told the paper. He did not speculate further. “It will be a huge loss from my perspective,” Dzwilewski said. update: Just a thought. Maybe Henry Waxman can give her a job.

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