That’s it. Pleasuregate. United States Attorneys can be fired at the President’s pleasure. But, he says, it wasn’t his pleasure that was served when they were let go. Perhaps someone convinced him that they all resigned on their own. But now they say that wasn’t so. So who did it? Who arrigated unto him/herself the President’s power to dismiss eight public officials with exemplary records of public service?

And who’s being protected by this President’s apparent inability to recognize that his powers have been taken up by someone else? Who’s taking advantage of the President’s incompetence?

If the U.S. Attorneys were as smart as they claim, they asked for documentary evidence of what they were being asked to do. And whoever put his John Hancock on those letters needs to provide some evidence of the authority upon which they were sent.