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House Judiciary Committee -- Dept of Justice Document 11-1
DOJ Document Set 11-1
Page ASG000000012 Email sent 11/4/2004 8:15PM

Many of you have sought guidance regarding the Administration to the President's second term. This message serves to convey the entirety of the information we have at this point, and as more information becomes available it will be shared with you.

First, the President is tremendously grateful to you, and to every member of his team, for your hard work over the past four years. He recognizes the sacrifices that you and your family have made to enable you to serve, and he is deeply appreciative. America has looked at the President's record -- continuing success in the war on terror, violent crime at a 30-year low, and declining drug use among America's youth, among other successes -- and asked him to stay on the job. He is honored and humbled by the privilege to serve, as I know each of you are.

Second, as we move into this transition period, the President has decided that he will not ask for letters of resignation. That said, as always, each of us serves at the pleasure of the President.

Third, some of you have expressed interest in serving in other capacities in the Administration, both within the Department and elsewhere. If you would like to be considered for other opportunities, please let me know what position(s) and agency or agencies you are interested in and I will work together with White House Presidential Personnel on those matters.

Additionally, if you are intending to leave the Administration within the next three months, please let me know that as well.

As we move forward, the Attorney General thanks you for your continued service and asks that you stay focused on the job at hand. While it is appropriate and good to celebrate successes, we cannot let it detract from the ongoing critical mission of the Department. Thank you again, and please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Susan

Susan M Richmond
Advisor to the Attorney General
& White House Liaison
Office of the Attorney General
U.S. Department of Justice


Bush had the opportunity to start with a new slate of United States Attorneys in his 2nd term.

In addition, this also shows that they did not believe that a 4 year term for United States
Attorney was intended to last 4 years if it went past a President's term.


The following received the above email:
Alex Acosta; Ben Reyna; Carl Truscott; Chris Wray; Cranston Mitchell; Dan Bryant; Deborah Daniels; Deborah Spagnoli; Diane Stuart; Domingo Herraiz; Edward Reilly; Eileen O'Connor; Glenn Fine; Hew Pate; James Comey; John Gillis; Karen Tandy; Larry Greenfeld; Maurico Tamargo; Michele Leonhart; peter Keisler; Robert Flores; Robert McCallum; Sarah Hart; Sharee Freeman; Tom Sansonetti; William Moschella; Allyson Ho; Andrew Emrich; Brad Schlozman; Brian Boyle; Bruce Mcdonald; Carl Peed; Cheri Nolan; Chuck Rosenberg; Crystal Roberts; Dan Levin; Dan Meron; David Ayres; David Higbee; David Israelite; David Nahmias; David Sibley; Deborah Rhodes; Donald Gambatesa; Gregory Katsas; Howard Nielson; Jeffrey Bucholtz; Jeffrey Clark; Jeffrey Taylor; John Richter; John Wood, Jonathan Cohn; Jospeh Bianco; Kelly Johnson; Kristi Reminton; Kyle Sampson; Laura Parsky; Lawrence Friedman; Lizette Benedi; Makan Delrahim; Margaret Davis; Mark Corallo; Mark Epley; Matthew Zabel; Michael Carrington; Mike Wiggins; Noel Francisco; Pat O'Brien; Patrick Hofer; Patrick Philbin; Patrick Purtill; Paul Clement; Rachel Brand; Rebecca Seidel; Renee Lerner; Richard Hertling; Richard Morrison; Rod Rosenstein; Sean McLaughlin; Sheldon Bradshaw; Steve Bradbury; Susan Richmond; Thomas Barnett; Thomas Lee; Tracy Henke; Wan Kim; Ajit Pai; Amy Grimsrud; Andrew Beach; Andrew Schauder; Angela Williamson; Blain Rethmeier; Blair Birkeland; Bruce Taylor; C Kevin Marshall; Chad Boudreaux; Cynthia McDowell; Cynthia McKnight; Deborah Underhill; Denise Gitsham; Dimple Gupta; Ebony Lee; Ed McFadden; Elizabeth Apisson; Elizabeth Nodal; Eric Grannon; Eric Holland; Gordon Todd; Greg Harris; Jaclyn Lesch; Janet Potter; Jeffrey Wadsworth; Jessica Gavora; Kimberly Smith; Lara Reynolds; Luis Reyes; Mary Neumayr; Matt Dummermuth; Matt Robinson; Matthew Miranda; Michael Costigan; Michael Tierney; Monica Goodling; Natalie Voris; Omar Vargas; Price Roe; Robert Hur; Stephanie McNees; Sujean Lee; Theodore Cooperstein; Trent Luckinbill; Wanda Martinson; Will Adams; William Otis; William Woodruff; Wroe Jackson; Alice Martin; Anna Wagoner; Bill Mercer; Bud Cummins; Carol Lam; Charles Larson; Christopher Christie; Colm Connolly; Daniel Bogden; David Dugas; David Huber; David Iglesias; David O'Meilia; David York; Debra Yang; Donald Washington; Drew Wrigley; Dunn Lampton; Ed Kubo; Eric Melgren; Frank Whitney; Glenn Suddaby; Greg White; Gregory Lockhart; Gregory Miller; Gregory Van Tatenhove; H Harcia; J Thurmond Jr; J B Van Hollen; James McMahon; Jan Paul Miller; Jim Greenlee; Jim McDevitt; Jim Vines; John Brownlee; John McKay; John Suthers; Johnny Sutton; Joseph Van Bokkelen; Karin Immergut; Kasey Warner; Kevin O'Connor; Kevin Ryan; Leonardo Rapadas; Leura Canary; Marcos Jimenez; MaryBeth Buchanan; Matt Orwig; Matt Whitaker; Matthew Mead; Maxwell Wood; McGregor Scott; Michael Battle; Michael Heavican; Michael Shelby; Michael Sullivan; MM Chiara; Patrick Fitzgerald; Patrick Meehan; Paul Charlton; Paul McNulty; Paul Perez; Paul Warner; Robert Corrente; Robert McCampbell; Ronald Tenpas; Roslynn Mauskopf; Sand Mattice; Sheldon Sperling; Steven Biskupic; Susan Brooks; Terry Harris; Thomas Colantuono; Thomas DiBiagio; Thomas Johnston; Thomas Marino; Thomas Moss; Tim Burgess; Todd Graves; Tom Heffelfinger
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If you haven't read this... do so.
James Madison - “Impeach Bush Over Purgegate!”
by Thom Hartmann
CommonDreams

Excerpt pertaining to our present day situation.

The danger then consists merely in this, the president can displace from office a man whose merits require that he should be continued in it. What will be the motives which the president can feel for such abuse of his power, and the restraints that operate to prevent it? In the first place, he will be impeachable by this house, before the senate, for such an act of mal-administration; for I contend that the wanton removal of meritorious officers would subject him to impeachment and removal from his own high trust.

But what can be his motives for displacing a worthy man? It must be that he may fill the place with an unworthy creature of his own. Can he accomplish this end? No; he can place no man in the vacancy whom the senate shall not approve; and if he could fill the vacancy with the man he might chuse, I am sure he would have little inducement to make an improper removal.
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