Sen. Kit Bond’s office implicated in Missouri U.S. Attorney removal.

Yesterday’s DOJ/OPR report on the U.S. Attorney firings implicated Sen. Kit Bond (R-MO) in the firing of U.S. Attorney Todd Graves. “Graves faced opposition from the staff of his home-state senator, Kit Bond, which we concluded likely led to his removal,” the report said. Today, CREW filed an ethics complaint against Bond, citing the following:

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“I am surprised that any sitting senator would decline to cooperate with an investigation by the Justice Department,” said Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO). “That is a startling position to take.”