RIP Philo

sorry Fitz.......

Fitzgerald, honored in 2002 as one of the top prosecutors in the Justice Department was abruptly downgraded in March 2005.

Fitzgerald was downgraded in a 2005 Justice Department memo sent to the White House and was listed among federal prosecutors who "had not distinguished themselves."
Conventional wisdom from Washington is that Fitzgerald fell out of favor with the Republicans because of his pursuit of the CIA leak case, which led to the recent perjury conviction of Lewis "Scooter" Libby, former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/chi-0703210070mar21,1,4717359.column?coll=chi-news-col&ctrack=1&cset=true
Permalink republican scum! 
March 23rd, 2007 12:09am
It's an interesting conundrum.

IF the prosecutors serve at the "pleasure of the President", and IF one of the President's Men has done something wrong and is being prosecuted by a prosecutor, THEN is it malfeasance for the President to fire said prosecutor to prevent the prosecution?

I mean, the prosecution isn't "pleasing" the President, so why not?

On the other hand, this gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "the fix is in".

Personally, I think the President firing a prosecutor to prevent a prosecution IS malfeasance and abuse of power.  But then again, IANAL.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
March 23rd, 2007 9:34am

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