The Prowler’s post, below, on Kevin Ryan, is very important. Ryan was a hero. The next question is, WHO at DoJ pushed for Ryan to be fired? We know from multiple sources the answer to that question: David Margolis and Paul McNulty. The point I keep making is that if Margolis was so involved in all of this, that proves that the whole enterprise was NOT an improper political hit job for partisan purposes. Margolis is a career DoJ person and is neither a Republican partisan nor a conservative. And if the Prowler’s reports are right, McNulty has been playing footsie with Chuck Schumer. He also reportedly is tight with the terrible twosome of Comey and Fitzgerald of “Kill Scooter Libby” fame. These guys are far from being Rove lackeys trying to improperly influence politically tinged investigations. If anything, in Margolis’ case, he is antagonistic to those such as Ryan who would not put up with the liberal prevailing ethos at the US Attorney offices in Northern California. Ryan was loyal to the Bush agenda, and he succeeded in prosecutions which brought praise to the Bush administration. Nobody acting from conservative political motives would have wanted him replaced.
All of which gives the lie to the lefty conspiracy theories that the USA firings were nefarious.
Stupid, yes, at least in many cases. Bungled, yes. Showing bad judgment by Gonzo’s team, yes. But nefarious? Sinister? Legally questionable? A hatchet job to stop embarrassing investigations? No, no, no, and no. Absolutely definitely positively not.
If the “mainstream” media had a shred of integrity, it would focus on Margolis’ role. And it would stop reporting this whole story as if it were a scandal.