“”The White House told a Republican member of Congress last summer about its plans to fire a U.S. attorney in Arkansas and replace him with a former aide to presidential adviser Karl Rove, but it did not tell Democratic lawmakers, according to a new Justice Department e-mail released yesterday.”
The White House called Rep. John Boozman (R-Ark.) “and pretty much told him what they are doing with this appointment and how they are going about it,” according to a July 6 e-mail from Bud Cummins, then the U.S. attorney in Little Rock. [...]
The message indicates that Bush administration officials told Boozman about their plans to fire Cummins at the same time that Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) and other Democrats say they were being stonewalled.