http://www.gregpalast.com/bushs-new-us-attorney-a-criminal/ BBC Television had exposed 2004 voter attack scheme by appointee Griffin, a Rove aide. Black soldiers and the homeless targeted. by Greg Palast Thereâs only one thing worse than sacking an honest prosecutor. Thatâs replacing an honest prosecutor with a criminal. There was one big hoohah in Washington yesterday as House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers pulled down the pants on George Bushâs firing of US Attorneys to expose a scheme to punish prosecutors who wouldnât bend to political pressure. But the Committee missed a big one: Timothy Griffin, Karl Roveâs assistant, the Presidentâs pick as US Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas. Griffin, according to BBC Television, was the hidden hand behind a scheme to wipe out the voting rights of 70,000 citizens prior to the 2004 election. Key voters on Griffinâs hit list: Black soldiers and homeless men and women. Nice guy, eh? Naughty or nice, however, is not the issue. Targeting voters where race is a factor is a felony crime under the Voting Rights Act of 1965.