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It appears the Washington fervor over the recent ousting of a number of U.S. attorneys nationwide, including San Diego’s own Carol Lam, isn’t dying. National political blog TPMmuckraker.com is reporting that Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., today called on the Senate Judiciary Committee to subpoena the departed prosecutors to “ask them the hard questions.”

Senator Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said he had reason to believe some attorneys would talk about their controversial sacking. The blog cites his statement on the Senate floor:

We have inquired of the fired US attorneys and the overwhelming majority do want to tell more, but feel honorbound not to do it except if they were brought here under the power of subpoena to Washington.

Lam has been mum on her forced departure, but former New Mexico U.S. Attorney David Iglesias told McClatchy Newspapers in an article today that his ouster was the result of political interference.

ANDREW DONOHUE

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