Thursday, July 22, 2010

Never Mind - Nothing to See Here

In an apparent end to the controversry surrounding the firing of several US attorneys toward the end to the Bush Administration, the special prosecutor has opined that:
The investigative team determined that, based on the evidence already developed by OIG/OPR and Congress, as well as the additional evidence developed through the criminal investigation, that evidence did not demonstrate that any prosecutable criminal offense was committed with regard to the removal of David Iglesias. The investigative team also determined that the evidence did not warrant expanding the scope of the investigation beyond the removal of Iglesias. Additionally, the investigative team determined that there was insufficent evidence to show that any witness made prosecutable false statements to either Congress or OIG/OPR, or corruptly endeavored to impede a congressional inquiry.
I'm no fan of the Bush Justice Department as it existed under Attorney Generals Ashcroft and Gonzalez.  In short, there is insufficient evidence that any of the activity related to this episode rose to the level of criminality.  We'll see if the press, which covered this story ad nasuem when it first broke, gives the story's end the same coverage it gave its beginning.

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