Emails Show Bush White House Staffers Joked About Following Orders Like Nazis

August 11, 2009 4:51 pm ET — Chris Harris

Newly released emails from the House Judiciary Committee show Bush staffers Scott Jennings and Jane Cherry poking fun at one another in the wake of a Washington Post article revealing the political firing of U.S. Attorneys.

In one instance, Jennings claimed he simply "followed orders," which prompted Cherry to ask: "Isn't that what the Nazis claimed?"

An excerpt of the exchange is below:

[Emails Released By House Judiciary Committee, accessed 8/11/09; emails rearranged to appear in sequential order]

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