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Wednesday, August 30, 2006 

Tim Griffin possible US Attorney?


From the Arkansas Times:
U.S. Attorney Bud Cummins of Little Rock says he’ll likely be leaving his job in the next few “weeks or months,” but almost certainly by the end of the year. He’d earlier told us he didn’t intend to serve out the entirety of the Bush administration’s second term and that he’d be looking for private sector work...

We'd speculated previously that Tim Griffin, an Arkansas native and formerly No. 3 man in Rove's political operation, is thought to have the president's favor for the job.

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Griffin was previously mentioned as possibly running for Arkansas Attorney General months ago. We think he would make a great US Attorney. Griffin has an extensive background in law and is currently serving our country as a JAG officer.

Here is a brief history on Griffin. Tim is in his 10th year as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve, Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps and holds the rank of Major. In September
2005, Tim was mobilized to active duty to serve as an Army prosecutor at
Fort Campbell, Kentucky, the home of the 101st Airborne Division (Air
Assault). At Fort Campbell, he prosecuted 40 criminal cases. One of those
cases, drew national interest after a soldier attempted to murder his
platoon sergeant and fired upon his unit’s early morning formation. He was
sentenced to 25 years in prison for his crime.

In May 2006, Griffin was assigned to the 501st Special Troops
Battalion (STB), 101st Airborne Division and sent to serve in Iraq. From
May through August 2006, Griffin served as an Army JAG with the 101st
Airborne Division in Mosul, Iraq, as a member of the 172d Stryker Brigade
Combat Team (SBCT) Brigade Operational Law Team (BOLT).

Griffin is currently on military leave from the White House where he served
as Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director, Office of
Political Affairs. As Special Assistant to the President, Griffin advised
President George W. Bush and Vice-President Richard B. Cheney on political
matters and organized and coordinated political support for the President’s
agenda, including the nomination of Judge John Roberts to be Chief Justice
of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Previously, he served at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) where he was
Special Assistant to the Assistant Attorney General (AAG), Michael Chertoff,
the Criminal Division chief. In the summer of 2001, AAG Chertoff granted
Tim a year detail as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney at the U.S.
Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Arkansas in Little Rock.
While in Little Rock, Tim prosecuted a variety of federal cases with an
emphasis on firearm and drug cases. He also served as the coordinator for
Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), the Bush Administration's strategy to
reduce firearm-related violence by promoting close cooperation between state
and federal law enforcement.

He is a member of the Arkansas and Louisiana bars. He is a cum laude
graduate of both Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas, where he received his
B.A., and Tulane Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he received his
J.D. He also attended graduate school at Pembroke College, Oxford
University in Oxford, England.


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Is it true that Timothy Griffin, as right hand man to Karl Rove, tried to disqualify 70,000 voters - mostly black and Hispanic - through an elaborate scheme called "caging"? Isn't that a felony in this country?

Where's the truth?

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