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Beetwasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 12:58 PM
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34. I too am skeptical of this move, however
From what I've been able to determine about Fitzgerald so far, he seems to be an OK pick especially if he maintains his integrity. It's quite possible this move to appoint a special prosecutor and one that at first glance seems above board was done because the CIA is pissed and they pulled strings to make this happen. Remember, the CIA is powerful and they want a REAL investigation.

That being said, the problems as I see them:

In the amount of time it took to get to this point, much of the evidence could have and very well may have been scrubbed, such as WH emails, memos and correspondence.

Fitzgerald has to be wholly uncorruptible to carry out a fair investigation AND he still is supervised by one of JA's henchman.
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  -DOJ appoints Special Prosecuter to CIA Leak Investigation unfrigginreal  Dec-30-03 12:14 PM   #0 
  - They are just dragging it out until after the 2004 elections.  barbaraann   Dec-30-03 12:15 PM   #1 
  - Will take a couple of months to get the appointment confirmed  hobbes159   Dec-30-03 12:19 PM   #6 
  - Who are they appointing, Ted Olsen?  Walt Starr   Dec-30-03 12:16 PM   #2 
  - Kissinger?  Beetwasher   Dec-30-03 12:17 PM   #3 
  - Didn't catch the name...on CNN now nt  unfrigginreal   Dec-30-03 12:18 PM   #4 
  - Took them this long to find the "right" person for the job  remfan   Dec-30-03 12:20 PM   #10 
  - How about James Baker of Baker Botts?  Bozita   Dec-30-03 12:25 PM   #13 
  - ON CNN: Ashcroft recuses himself. n/t  Padraig18   Dec-30-03 12:18 PM   #5 
  - Yaoo link  MoonAndSun   Dec-30-03 12:19 PM   #7 
  - HERE'S THE GUY! START DIGGING!  Beetwasher   Dec-30-03 12:19 PM   #8 
  - Apponted by Bush Jr. and confirmed by the Senate Oct 24, 2001  Walt Starr   Dec-30-03 12:24 PM   #12 
  - Ahh, so the fix is in...  Beetwasher   Dec-30-03 12:27 PM   #15 
  - I don't know.  saywhat   Dec-30-03 12:39 PM   #24 
     - maybe he thought he would go against the dem Daley  Cocoa   Dec-30-03 12:42 PM   #26 
     - I'm glad to hear Durbin endorsed his appointment  lancdem   Dec-30-03 12:42 PM   #27 
     - Fitzgerald confirmation closely follows 9/11. Bush was not to be denied.  oasis   Dec-30-03 01:10 PM   #44 
  - he's the best  Cocoa   Dec-30-03 12:29 PM   #17 
  - He was appointed by the Chimp though  Beetwasher   Dec-30-03 12:31 PM   #18 
  - if anything, he's too aggressive  Cocoa   Dec-30-03 12:36 PM   #21 
     - Well, this is encouraging  Beetwasher   Dec-30-03 12:37 PM   #22 
  - He does owe Bush big time though  unfrigginreal   Dec-30-03 12:35 PM   #20 
  - Thanks, Cocoa, I'm feeling better about this now.  Walt Starr   Dec-30-03 12:48 PM   #29 
  - Very encouraging news. Maybe some "normal" Repubs want  saywhat   Dec-30-03 12:50 PM   #30 
  - Yes, he's a true DOJ 'professional'  Padraig18   Dec-30-03 01:07 PM   #37 
  - So something real might come of this?  worldgonekrazy   Dec-30-03 01:08 PM   #38 
     - Yes  Padraig18   Dec-30-03 01:37 PM   #58 
  - He's VERY good!  Padraig18   Dec-30-03 01:04 PM   #36 
  - A tid bit  HFishbine   Dec-30-03 01:08 PM   #39 
     - You mean Democratic Senator Tim Johnson?  worldgonekrazy   Dec-30-03 01:12 PM   #45 
     - According to Politcal Moneyline  HFishbine   Dec-30-03 02:42 PM   #63 
     - MY Congressman!  Padraig18   Dec-30-03 01:18 PM   #50 
  - link to Yahoo  alonso_quijano   Dec-30-03 12:20 PM   #9 
  - ...reports to James Comey, Ashcroft's new assistant  barbaraann   Dec-30-03 12:23 PM   #11 
  - If the CIA wants your ass you are screwed, BFEE tool or no  worldgonekrazy   Dec-30-03 01:13 PM   #47 
  - IT'S A FUCKING SHAM!!!  Walt Starr   Dec-30-03 12:25 PM   #14 
  - Well, DUers figured it out in less than 10 mins. How long will it take  barbaraann   Dec-30-03 12:38 PM   #23 
  - info on fitzgerald from chi trib  displacedtexan   Dec-30-03 12:28 PM   #16 
  - prosecuted Gotti  displacedtexan   Dec-30-03 12:33 PM   #19 
  - As much as I want to believe this, it's hard to swallow.  blm   Dec-30-03 12:57 PM   #32 
     - Fitzgerald will not be fooled.  Padraig18   Dec-30-03 01:21 PM   #52 
  - So, Clinton gets investigated by a rabid partisan right-winger....  hobbes159   Dec-30-03 12:41 PM   #25 
  - That crossed my mind, too  lancdem   Dec-30-03 12:46 PM   #28 
     - I find it difficult to believe that anyone Bush* would want for the job  hobbes159   Dec-30-03 12:52 PM   #31 
        - I too am skeptical of this move, however  Beetwasher   Dec-30-03 12:58 PM   #34 
  - MSNBC says there will be a live news conference at 2 n/t  unfrigginreal   Dec-30-03 12:57 PM   #33 
  - He does seem to have close Republican ties  starroute   Dec-30-03 01:04 PM   #35 
  - Fingers crossed.  saywhat   Dec-30-03 01:08 PM   #40 
  - Oh that is not good  worldgonekrazy   Dec-30-03 01:15 PM   #49 
  - News Conference On CSPAN now n/t  unfrigginreal   Dec-30-03 01:09 PM   #41 
  - Patrick J. Fitzgerald  SoCalDem   Dec-30-03 01:13 PM   #46 
     - I think Ashcroft just blinked!  Padraig18   Dec-30-03 01:23 PM   #53 
     - maybe naked boobies are involved  Cocoa   Dec-30-03 01:34 PM   #57 
        - Asscraft doesn't 'have a dog in the fight', so to speak.  Padraig18   Dec-30-03 01:39 PM   #59 
           - :-) :-) :-)  saywhat   Dec-30-03 01:41 PM   #60 
              - Wouldn't you just LOVE to see KKKarl do 'the perp walk'  Padraig18   Dec-30-03 02:44 PM   #64 
     - Why die he leave New York? Very odd, the timing, right before  ignatius   Dec-30-03 02:54 PM   #65 
  - The evidence has already been purged  tom_paine   Dec-30-03 01:09 PM   #42 
  - Maybe....maybe not...  htuttle   Dec-30-03 01:14 PM   #48 
  - My guess...  Imajika   Dec-30-03 01:09 PM   #43 
  - Possible, but maybe Ashcroft was blackmailed by the CIA  worldgonekrazy   Dec-30-03 01:18 PM   #51 
  - Unfortunately, you may be right  Beetwasher   Dec-30-03 01:23 PM   #54 
  - on CSPAN, too  maddezmom   Dec-30-03 01:26 PM   #55 
  - Creepy.  saywhat   Dec-30-03 01:29 PM   #56 
  - After six months...?  Virginian   Dec-30-03 01:59 PM   #61 
     - Clearly, they are hiding....let's see the media "rip into this meatbone"  cthrumatrix   Dec-30-03 02:02 PM   #62 

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