Tuesday, March 20, 2007

An Interview with Bud Cummins, One of the 8 Fired U.S. Attorneys

Bud Cummins, one of the 8 U.S. Attorneys fired by the Bush Administration, was interviewed on Monday, March 19th on KMOX radio in St. Louis.

Cummins says that he is not bitter about the firings themselves, but he has a problem with the "reasons" given by the White House and Attorney General Gonzales for the firings. The White House says the attorneys were fired for poor performance.

The "poor performance" excuse has already been shown to be a lie. Based on the Congressional testimony given by the attorneys, it is clear that performance was not the issue. These attorneys all had good records....some were in fact highly regarded in legal circles.

Cummins says that the poor performance argument given by Bush & Co. has unfairly tarnished him and his 7 colleagues. He wants the poor performance excuse to be rescinded and he also says that he & his colleagues deserve an apology from the Bush Administration. His argument is that the White House version of events is basically a lie, and that the attorneys were fired for political reasons. He has no issue with being fired for political reasons.... he just wants the Bush Administration to tell the truth and to stop smearing the character and work record of the attorneys involved.

Cummins also mentions how he is being intimidated for speaking out.

Short interview, approximately 14 minutes.



Related Article

Yet Another Bush Administration Claim Has Been Revealed as a Lie. Report from the Washington Post.

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