Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Washington D.C. old boys network.

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU
Jara sang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 03:17 PM
Original message
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.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
electropop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 03:20 PM
Response to Original message
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.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Mon Jan 23rd 2017, 05:51 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC