In the summer of 2002, Mitchell Wade negotiated a price of exactly $140,000 for a yacht.
About that same time, Dick Cheney's office awarded Wade his first-ever federal contract for exactly $140,000.
2 weeks later, federal taxpayer money in hand, Mitchell Wade bought the yacht and gave it to his buddy, San Diego-area Representative Duke Cunningham.
Last year, Wade and Cunningham were convicted of fraud and both sentenced to jail.
San Diego-based US Attorney Carol Lam led the investigation that resulted in Cunningham's confession and jail sentence.
After last November's elections, Bush fired Lam.
Question: Was Lam fired before she could make a connection between Cheney's $140,000 contract and Cunningham's $140,000 yacht?