Rove Pick for US Attorney Resigned
After Conyers Requested ‘Vote Caging’ Evidence from BBC
House Judiciary Chair Tells Palast in Interview: ‘We’re Not Through With Griffin by Any Means’
Indicates Caging Operation Could Not Have Been Done Without Knowledge of Rove, According to Palast Team…
As reported previously, investigate journalist Greg Palast was scheduled to meet with John Conyers this evening for an on-camera interview for the BBC. His team, just out from the interview, sends this dispatch to The BRAD BLOG… Rove Pick for US Attorney Resigned After Conyers Requested ‘Vote Caging’ Evidence from BBC
Rove Pick for US Attorney Resigns After Conyers Seeks Evidence from BBC
Tim Griffin, formerly right hand man to Karl Rove, resigned Thursday as US Attorney for Arkansas hours after BBC Television ‘Newsnight’ reported that Congressman John Conyers requested the network’s evidence on Griffin’s involvement in ‘caging voters.’ Greg Palast, reporting for both BBC Newsnight and Democracy Now, obtained a series of confidential emails dating from the 2004 presidential election in which the GOP operative transmitted so-called ‘caging lists’ of voters to state party leaders.
Experts have concluded the caging lists were designed for a mass challenge voters right to cast ballots. The caging lists were heavily weighted with minority voters including African-American homeless men, students and soldiers sent overseas.