Not that we could possibly have had anything whatever to do with it, BUT….
The U.S. Justice Department has notified Arkansas’s congressional delegation that Interim Eastern District U.S. Attorney Tim Griffin is resigning effective Friday, June 1. Jane Duke will become acting U.S. attorney. (This is the assistant in the office who the Justice Department once had said had to be passed over as an interim appointee because of her pregnancy. Since it’s illegal to discriminate on account of pregnancy, Justice had to back off this statement.)
Still no word from the White House on selection of a nominee to put through the Senate confirmation process from a slate sent up by Rep. John Boozman.
“This is long overdue and a positive development,” said Michael Teague, a spokesman for U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor. “Credibility is being restored to the leadership postion at the U.S. attorney’s office. We have confidence Jane Duke will do a good job.”
Yeah, it is. And she probably will. So whassup? Was Pryor putting the heat on? And why would anybody, least of all Griffin, care if he was?
I would certainly like to hear the 411 on this development. At this hour, nothing in the big papers or at TPM. Could we have – ?
Noooo……. Could we?
(Link courtesy Avedon Carol)