Several other officials said Republicans have begun discussing a possible replacement.I kid you not.
One name that consistently comes up is Ted Olson, former solicitor general.
This is how they propose to wring the political influence out of the DOJ - with one of the architects of the "vast right wing conspiracy"?
From the Pensito Review:
During the 1990s, the GOP ran a stealth disinformation campaign against the Clintons, the prototype for Swiftboating, out of the offices of the American Spectator, a rightwing magazine. Internally, the operation was called the Arkansas Project. Hillary famously referred to it as a “vast rightwing conspiracy.” It was funded by Richard Mellon Scaife and its CEO was Ted Olson.Salon built its reputation reporting on the Arkansas Project. The whole sordid story is archived on their website. Eye-opening reading on what and who took America down the road that led to the Bush administration.
At the same time, Olson’s wife, Barbara, was one of a cadre of wingnut blondes — the others were Ann Coulter, Kellyann Fitzpatrick and Laura Ingraham — who were given untold hours of face time on cable news to bash the Clintons with rumors and innuendos, much of which was processed through the Arkansas Project. Barbara, the author of a bizarrely nasty screed titled “Hell to Pay: The Unfolding Story of Hillary Rodham Clinton,” died on the plane that hit the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.
And the sordid story continues.
[h/t Digby, Pensito Review]