Fired US Atty signs book deal

Christopher Alleva
Publishers Weekly is reporting that ousted New Mexico U.S. Attorney David Inglesias has signed a book deal with John Wiley. Inglesias was one of nine federal prosecutors fired by the Bush administration. His firing was singled out for special focus by the Judiciary Committees of the House and Senate.

Many observers believe his case was highlighted by Charles Schumer to bloody Republican Senator Domenici who is up for reelection next year. Schumer, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Chairman charged that Domenici had improperly contacted Inglesias inquiring about pending cases.  The media ran with the unsubstantiated charge despite the fact that Schumer has contacted numerous prosecutors in the past
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No one has ever shown that Domenci acted improperly. No ethics charges were filed. The only evidence ever produced was Inglesias' own testimony at Senator Leahy's  show hearings where he said Domenci hurt his feelings.  It all amounted to a lot of idle inuendo intended for next year's campaign.

Inglesias was represented by super literary agent and big Democratic Party contributor  Sandra Dijkstra. PW provided this book synopsis


"Iglesias will reveal his side of the story in the evolving U.S. attorney scandal that has compromised the tenure of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Among other details, Iglesias will discuss what Gonzales told him in 2001 while White House Counsel; inappropriate contact a member of Congress attempted to make while Iglesias was United States Attorney; and how the fired U.S. attorneys banded together to prepare for their dramatic senate testimony."
According to PW, he will write the yet-to-be-titled memoir with journeyman ghost writer Davin Seay, longtime author of pop biographies like the utterly forgettable but big money maker Tha Doggfather, The Times, Trials and Hardcore Truths of Snoop Dogg.

On March 23, 2007 the Albuquerque Journal reported Inglesias' literary ambitions. He told the Journal that he might write a book to tell his life story. 
"I've been approached about writing a book," Iglesias said. "As I understand it, it would be kind of an inspirational biography like (former Secretary of State) Colin Powell's. I'm not interested in doing a scandalous kiss-and-tell book. That's not who I am. If I do this, I want it to be uplifting."
I'm not suggesting a conspiracy here, merely a concerted effort. Inglesias testified on Tuesday March 6, he wrote an op-ed in the New York Times on March 21 and appeared on virtually every talk show in town. Now on March 23, he all of the sudden wants to write a book about his not so harrowing experience. There sure are a lot of interesting coincidences here. As further background, the Journal tells us that Iglesias was a former Navy lawyer who was involved in the case that gave rise to the Tom Cruise character in "A Few Good Men." Oh Really. 

So we have a book deal being shopped around at the same time Inglesias is making explosive allegations against the White House and Attorney General. Come on people, let's at least maintain the appearance of propriety. And naturally our "hard hitting" Washington press corps was AWOL again. 
Publishers Weekly is reporting that ousted New Mexico U.S. Attorney David Inglesias has signed a book deal with John Wiley. Inglesias was one of nine federal prosecutors fired by the Bush administration. His firing was singled out for special focus by the Judiciary Committees of the House and Senate.

Many observers believe his case was highlighted by Charles Schumer to bloody Republican Senator Domenici who is up for reelection next year. Schumer, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Chairman charged that Domenici had improperly contacted Inglesias inquiring about pending cases.  The media ran with the unsubstantiated charge despite the fact that Schumer has contacted numerous prosecutors in the past
.

No one has ever shown that Domenci acted improperly. No ethics charges were filed. The only evidence ever produced was Inglesias' own testimony at Senator Leahy's  show hearings where he said Domenci hurt his feelings.  It all amounted to a lot of idle inuendo intended for next year's campaign.

Inglesias was represented by super literary agent and big Democratic Party contributor  Sandra Dijkstra. PW provided this book synopsis


"Iglesias will reveal his side of the story in the evolving U.S. attorney scandal that has compromised the tenure of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Among other details, Iglesias will discuss what Gonzales told him in 2001 while White House Counsel; inappropriate contact a member of Congress attempted to make while Iglesias was United States Attorney; and how the fired U.S. attorneys banded together to prepare for their dramatic senate testimony."
According to PW, he will write the yet-to-be-titled memoir with journeyman ghost writer Davin Seay, longtime author of pop biographies like the utterly forgettable but big money maker Tha Doggfather, The Times, Trials and Hardcore Truths of Snoop Dogg.

On March 23, 2007 the Albuquerque Journal reported Inglesias' literary ambitions. He told the Journal that he might write a book to tell his life story. 
"I've been approached about writing a book," Iglesias said. "As I understand it, it would be kind of an inspirational biography like (former Secretary of State) Colin Powell's. I'm not interested in doing a scandalous kiss-and-tell book. That's not who I am. If I do this, I want it to be uplifting."
I'm not suggesting a conspiracy here, merely a concerted effort. Inglesias testified on Tuesday March 6, he wrote an op-ed in the New York Times on March 21 and appeared on virtually every talk show in town. Now on March 23, he all of the sudden wants to write a book about his not so harrowing experience. There sure are a lot of interesting coincidences here. As further background, the Journal tells us that Iglesias was a former Navy lawyer who was involved in the case that gave rise to the Tom Cruise character in "A Few Good Men." Oh Really. 

So we have a book deal being shopped around at the same time Inglesias is making explosive allegations against the White House and Attorney General. Come on people, let's at least maintain the appearance of propriety. And naturally our "hard hitting" Washington press corps was AWOL again.