Time For Arlen To Explain

How is it that the aide that Senator Arlen Specter says slipped a provision into the re-authorization of the PATRIOT Act allowing the Attorney General to install US Attorneys without Congressional approval is now himself the US Attorney for Utah?

The provision was added to the Patriot Act renewal while staffers were working out differences in the versions of the bills that had passed the House and the Senate.

Brett Tolman, now the U.S. attorney for Utah, was then Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter’s staffer handling the issue and added it at the request of the Justice Department, Specter said at a hearing last month.

3 thoughts on “Time For Arlen To Explain

  1. darms says:

    It’s just a coincidence, rigghhhttt?

  2. Nora says:

    Is this what they mean by the MBA administration?

  3. MapleStreet says:

    Howz it that all these things are done by aides/assistants/etc. without the republican boss knowing?

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