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Court Allows Key Figure in U.S. Atty Firings to Practice in D.C.

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It’s not clear why Kyle Sampson, the Bush era figure who played a prominent role in the U.S. Atty firings, was granted a waiver to practice in D.C. by the court when the whole firing mess is under criminal investigation.

Zachary Roth
Talking Points Memo

Kyle Sampson, the Bush Justice Department staffer who played perhaps the most active operational role in the U.S. attorney firings, has been granted a rare waiver to practice law in Washington D.C., despite an ongoing criminal investigation into the scandal.

Sampson, who was chief of staff to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, last year had his application for a law license rejected, pending the result of the criminal investigation, by the D.C. Committee on Admissions.

The committee referred to a “cloud” over Sampson’s “moral character,” citing his prominent role in the firings, as documented by two DOJ reports. Among other things, Sampson has been shown to have miseld Congress about the White House’s role in the firings.

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