as i wrote this post, primarily
about monica goodling, it occurred
to me that i didn’t
any c.y.a. e-mail
from the attorney
general — at any
date — ordering or
directing his sub-
ordinates to pre-
serve e-mail, cal-
logs, other documents
and/or records related
to the ongoing investigation of the
mass-firings of u.s. attorneys. . .
where is that e-mail? it would
plainly bolster his case that he
is cooperating — and, has done nothing
wrong — therefore has nothing to hide. . .
why hasn’t he done this?
it is pretty much a standard practice
employed by competent defense counsel
in organizational settings — ooh. wait:
i. think. i. just. answered. my. own. question.
more seriously — i’ll have more on
this notion of the lack of an exonerating
contemporaneous record, here, later.
[updated — reader CTuttle, over at
firedoglake, alerts me this morning that,
whilst i was off-the-grid, emptywheel
speculated about much the same topic.
that is gratifying — “great minds“, and
all — but i’ve not found the link as
of yet — will post it here when i do. . .]