It sure seems like US Attorney David Iglesias was pressured. A call at home from a US Senator who has never spoken to you before and who hangs up on you…that’s my definition of pressure. CREW has filed ethics complains against Rep. Wilson and Senator Domenici.
Former U.S. Attorney David Iglesias told the Senate Judiciary Committee today that Rep. Heather Wilson (R-N.M.) called him on Oct. 16 — while she was locked in a tight battle for reelection — to say she had heard that his ongoing criminal investigation into local Albuquerque Democrats may have produced indictments that Iglesias was sitting on.
“What can you tell me about sealed indictments?” Wilson asked, according to Iglesias’s sworn testimony before the committee today.
Iglesias said “red flags” immediately went up in his mind about the conversation because it was unethical for him to talk about an ongoing criminal investigation, particularly on matters as sensitive as the timing of indictments.
“I was evasive and unresponsive,” he said of his conversation with Wilson. She became upset, according to Iglesias, and ended the conversation.
“Well, I guess I’ll have to take your word for it,” she said, according to Iglesias. (more…)