“We fired the gamekeeper in response to complaints from poachers”

Some of the Congressmen who complained to the White House about Carol Lam were people Carol Lam had in her sights as part of the Cunningham/ MZM/Foggo corruption cases.

The White House has given “complaints from Members of Congress” as a justification for firing eight U.S. Attorneys. Would those have been Members of Congress worried about being indicted themselves, or having their colleagues indicted? Emptywheel has some evidence.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com