Saturday, April 18, 2009
Kyle Sampson was former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales’ chief of staff. He had also been an advisor to John Ashcroft.
Sampson helped create the list of U.S. Attorneys to be fired. Under pressure from Congress, Gonzales said he was going to turn over the emails regarding these firings.
As a result, Sampson resigned.
He joined the firm of Hunton and Williams. As a result, many people have called for both an investigation and boycotts of this firm due to Sampson’s misconduct and, of course, his status as a neocon and promoter of the failed policies of George W. Bush.
Gonzales had wanted to nominate Sampson to be U.S. Attorney for Utah, but ran afoul of Bush. Infighting between neocons is nothing new.