I don’t know whether Tim Griffin is still the US Attorney for Arkansas. His appointment, if temporary and requiring Senate confirmation, has expired. Attorney General Gonzales says his appointment was not made under the provisions of a sneaky provision stuck into the renewal of the Patriot Act, in which Senate confirmation was not required.
In any event, according to emptywheel, Attorney General Gonzales backdated Griffin’s appointment paperwork, to make it seem that Griffin had been appointed before objections were voiced by Arkansas Senator Pryor.
That IS a felony.
Not that we haven’t enjoyed having you around, Mr. Gonzales, but it’s time for you to get outta town or go to jail. You decide.