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Thursday, May 17, 2007

Heffelfinger (again) says he wasn't told to resign

An update on the U.S. attorney's story. In an article now posted on the Star Tribune's website, "Klobuchar asks for Heffelfinger explanation,"U.S. Attorney Tom Heffelfinger said again that he had no idea when he resigned that he had been targeted for dismissal.

"As late as early fall of '05, I had a private meeting with the attorney general related to Native American issues, and [Kyle] Sampson [who compiled the firings list] was present at that meeting," he told the Strib. "Had they had concerns about my performance, [U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales] had the opportunity to raise them and didn't. So I could reasonably conclude that he didn't have a problem with my performance."

Update: Sen. Norm Coleman has joined Sen. Amy Klobuchar and a growing number of other senators in asking for Gonzales' resignation. Hmmm. Wonder if Gonzales has any kids approaching college age ...

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