By Brad Friedman on 6/15/2007, 5:31pm PT  

If it's Friday, it's time for another Bush Administration resignation or document dump. Looks like resignation is this week's choice, at least for the DoJ, where Attorney Purge heavy Michael Elston takes a dive, according to AP...

WASHINGTON — A senior Justice Department official who helped carry out the dismissals of federal prosecutors said Friday he is resigning. Mike Elston, chief of staff to Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty, is the fifth Justice official to leave after being linked to the dismissals of the prosecutors.

Elston was accused of threatening at least four of the eight fired U.S. attorneys to keep quiet about their ousters.

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