Doolittle Lawyers Up:


According to the Sacramento Bee, Rep. John Doolittle (R-CA), who has come under fire for his connections to Jack Abramoff and his wife’s job as a fundraiser, is hiring a lawyer. Doolittle’s lawyer is David G. Barger “the former president of the Virginia Bar Association’s criminal law section and a former assistant U.S. attorney, who later was an associate of Starr’s in the Whitewater investigation.” Barger is perhaps best known for his prosecutorial harrassment of a 52-year old single mother in connection to unsubstantiated claims made by Kathleen Willey that former President Bill Clinton groped her.

This Washington Post story from over the weekend provides a good look as to why Doolittle is hiring a lawyer this week.