A second set of emails from the gap.

We’ve tracked down another set of emails during the 18-day gap (available HERE) between Kyle Sampson and Brent Ward, the head of the federal obscenity task force. In the emails, Ward complains about resistance from several U.S. Attorneys to prosecuting obscenity cases, problems that the Bush administration now claims are responsible for the firings of prosecutors Daniel Bogden in Nevada and Paul Charlton in Arizona. In other words, it makes sense that the administration would include this set of emails and apparently virtually nothing else from that 18-day-gap, since the emails from Ward bolster the administration’s case that the firings were based on performance-related concerns.

UPDATE: More on the Ward emails from the Salt Lake Tribune.