One of the nine U.S. attorneys purged in 2006 has a new tell-all book about his controversial firing.
In Justice: Inside the Scandal that Rocked the Bush Administration by ex-U.S. Attorney David Iglesias of New Mexico will hit bookstores by June and is said to contain several revelations about White House attempts to influence the Justice Department's handling of voter fraud investigations and prosecutions in past elections.
According to McClatchy Newspapers, the former Republican Navy JAG in his book says a close friend U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton of the Western District of Texas told him at the time that his termination was dictated by partisan politics and that he should "just go quietly" and not fight it.
Iglesias' account comes as the House of Representatives recently filed a civil suit against White House chief of staff Joshua Bolten and ex-White House counsel Harriet Miers for refusing to testify and provide documents on the U.S. attorney firings.
Iglesias has said both Rep. Heather Wilson (R-N.M.) and Sen. Peter Domenici (R-N.M.) made improper phone calls to him while he was still U.S. attorney prior to the 2006 mid-term elections to ask about investigations of Democrats.