The Coup at DOJ Continues
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Over the weekend I put up this post about a coup at the Department of Justice against Alberto Gonzales.
The Washington Prowler is hearing the same thing, particularly about Deputy AG McNulty leaking damaging information against his boss.
[T]he White House and the DOJ suspect that the staff of Deputy Attorney General McNulty has been the most active, anti-Gonzales leakers in the past week.
"McNulty's crew has been pretty confident that they aren't going to get taken down in this whole mess. They have been acting downright cocky with me," says a reporter who works out of the Justice Department.
The White House has complained to the Justice Department about the release of documents and e-mails it has not seen or been made aware of. "Reporters are asking about things we've never seen," says another White House source. "It's just drip, drip, drip, and it's clearly an organized leaking effort."
As I mentioned on Saturday, there are career Democrats the White House should have gacked, but failed to do so. Now they have to deal with both an ambitious Deputy AG and career Democrats working in concert to gack Gonzales and, in the process, the White House is getting hit hard.