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Jara sang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 03:17 PM
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Washington D.C. old boys network.
Or the Potomac two-step, whatever you want to call it. Everyone in Washington knows everyone else. So, when malfeasance occurs, in all likelihood the prosecutors and the perpetrators of so called "wrong doing" will likely know each other. How are U.S attorneys held accountable in situations like this? The classic case was in which Scalia had to rule on something in regards to Cheney and they had just been out duck hunting the week before. Is there a standard to which those in the Justice Department hold themselves to when those that may be indicted are their friends and former colleagues? The most ethical thing to do would be to recuse themselves from a a case, but that obviously doesn't happen in every case otherwise nothing would get done.
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electropop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 03:20 PM
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1. Aschcroft was forced to recuse himself.
Fitzgerald is from out of town, and I don't think he knows a lot of people here, other than his friend who appointed him, shortly before leaving DOJ himself. It looks pretty clean to me.
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