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Thorandmjolnir Donating Member (390 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-02-09 12:04 PM
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93. Unfortunately for "Fitz"
Edited on Fri Jan-02-09 12:05 PM by Bjarne Riis
he has to play his hand within the rules. And the rule states he must file his indictment within 30 days of the arrest.

The only reason I have heard for the rushed arrest was the fear that Blago would appoint a Senator that had paid for the seat.

I never understood why that was a problem. Wouldn't it be better to have solid evidence of corruption, but the person doing the bribing and the person being bribed, instead of just loose talk about what someone might do in the future?

This is mighty close to mind crime. In criminal act, you need to have an overt act for a crime. If Blago never told any of the candidates that they had to pay a certain amount of monay for the seat, I don't really think he had taken the last step to complete the crime, or even attempting it.


(By the way, I never understood why the whole Plame cases ended with Libby. If he was convicted of lying, why did Fitz stop there? If he knew Libby was lying about him being the one telling about Plame, obviously other people committed a crime. Yet, Fitz stopped with the Libby conviction?)
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