Nancy Baker

Associate Professor of Government at New Mexico State University

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Political Scientist and Associate Professor of Government at New Mexico State University; author of General Ashcroft: Attorney at War and Conflicting Loyalties: Law and Politics in the Attorney General's Office, 1789-1990

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Kyle Sampson, former top aide to  Attorney General Alberto Gonzales , told the  Senate Judiciary Committee  today prosecutors were not fired to gain "partisan advantage."

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