(Yes, my friends, there is a WiFi god!)
There's a lot of good stuff in this article on Margolis' conversations with Sampson and
Delilah Goodling. Goodling crying on Margolis' shoulder, fearing she'd have to quit (IMO, the least of her worries). Goodling talking about her personal life.
But most interesting is this:
Three hours before Goodling visited his fourth-floor office, Margolis told House and Senate investigators that Sampson dropped by to say he had information Margolis needed to know, one congressional aide said.
Margolis recounted that Sampson read his e-mail exchanges with White House aides that showed the decisions on firing the prosecutors were closely coordinated with members of the president's staff, the aide said.
Margolis recalled that he was stunned to learn the extent of White House involvement in the dismissals, congressional aides said. Margolis testified that preparation for McNulty's Senate testimony -- which took place more than a month before his meetings with Goodling and Sampson -- was based on the assumption that the White House only became involved at the end of the firing process, the aide said.
McNulty told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Feb. 6 that the White House's only involvement was that presidential aides were informed of the decision before the U.S. attorneys were told. Charles E. Schumer, the New York Democrat leading the Senate investigation into the dismissals, has since said that he believes McNulty may have been misled by Sampson.
Margolis testified that Sampson didn't explain why he hadn't disclosed the consultations with White House Counsel Harriet Miers and other White House aides nor did Margolis ask him, the aide said.
Kyle Sampson has a binder of emails with all his WH correspondence on the firings in one place. Hmm. Am I the only one who remembers Sampson saying he didn't have a "file" on these firings? Is a binder the same as a file?
More importantly, why was that file not turned over in the document dumps--or even mentioned in the list of documents not turned over? It sure seems like they were responsive to the requests for documents?
And one more question. Did Sampson resign because he knew he had set McNulty up to lie? Or did he get fired because he wanted to turn over all those documents implicating Rove and Miers?