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Wednesday, May 18, 2005

GOP Thuggery Behind Power Grab

Posted by Bob Brigham

It is a shame that the MSM refuses to touch this story. From Raw Story:

Chairman of coalition aimed at killing filibuster pirated Dem, GOP memos on judicial nominees

The chairman of a massive coalition of groups working to kill the filibuster was forced to resign from the Senate Judiciary Committee last year after admitting to raiding thousands of private Democratic and GOP strategy memos relating to judicial nominees without permission—a fact that continues to go unnoticed in media reports, RAW STORY has found.

Chairman of the National Coalition to End Judicial Filibusters Manuel Miranda admitted to accessing thousands of private Democratic and Republican memos without permission in 2004, which he likened to “to finding documents left on his desk.”

He was a formerly counsel to Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) on judicial nominations.

A probe in early 2004 concluded “that more than 4,500 files of committee Democrats were accessed by former Hatch aides Manuel Miranda and Jason Lundell.” His tapping of strategy memos on judicial nominees went on for months; their contents appeared in the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Times.

These thugs have no respect, no honor -- only a lust for absolute power.

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