Skip to comments.Comey Says Fitzgerald Deserves Top U.S. Law Post (linked - article can't be posted here)
Posted on 07/22/2007 10:07:12 AM PDT by STARWISE
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As always in the liberal Beltway, no one's ever questioned Fitzgerald's unsupervised free ride and tenure as Special Prosecutor in the Plame/Libby case by his college summer roommate, James Comey, now legal counsel for the giant, Lockheed Martin.
""He is seen by people in the department as a career guy, not a person with a political axe to grind," said Eric H. Holder Jr., who was deputy attorney general in the Clinton administration and is now a partner at Covington & Burling LLP in the District.
Holder said Comey demonstrated his independence by appointing aggressive Chicago prosecutor Patrick J. Fitzgerald, a longtime friend, to probe the politically sensitive leak of CIA agent Valerie Plame's identity."
Comey's now trumpeting his buddy as the best there is for Attorney General for God forbid Shrillery, while the Janet Reno-neutered Eric Holder is also chiming in his support.
They think we're THIS stupid???!!!
IMO, Comey's ticked off at the Bush team and the WH, probably wanted to succeed Ashcroft, and poisoned the well of justice by giving his buddy a free prosecutorial ride. He knew Fitzgerald when they were law students and shared a summer house in Spring Lake, New Jersey.
Acknowledging that Fitzgerald is a close friend, Comey described the Chicago prosecutor as "one of the finest federal prosecutors there is...maybe has ever been."
They make me sick.
Comey ~ Fitz .. PING!
"The body agreed to permanently remove from the constitutionally mandated Congressional Record a vote taken earlier in the evening on a measure that said the president should not pardon I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff.
The Senate vote failed 47-49, but any reference to the vote itself was expunged as though it never happened.
Pretty slick, aren't they?
PING to Post #3
Further to senate elimination of evidence of Libby pardon bill:
At 8:47 p.m., Sen. Salazar offered an amendment, #2356, a sense of the Senate that the President should not pardon Scooter Libby.
Speaking on the floor, he said: It is regrettable that we are having to have these votes on these politically motivated amendments that are coming forward from the other side. It would be in the best interests of this institution and the American people to stop this and not to go forward with these kinds of amendments. But regrettably, if youre going to shoot this way, weve got to shoot that way. And so I would ask my colleagues to send the Sense of the Senate to the United States President that he should not pardon Scooter Libby.”
The Salazar amendment failed on a vote of 47-49
At 9:16 p.m., Sen. McConnell offered an amendment, #2357, deploring the actions of former President William Jefferson Clinton regarding his granting of clemency to terrorists, to family members, donors and individuals represented by family members, to public officials of his own political party and to officials who violated laws protecting United States intelligence, and concluding that such actions by former President Clinton were inappropriate.
And at 9:30, before any vote could be taken, Sen. Reid asked that the vote on the Salazar amendment be vitiated (first time Ive seen that happen) and stricken from the Record, and further that we not vote on the McConnell amendment. Both sides agreed.
Certainly very familiar with denying reality.
Due to surgery and rehab, I missed this haughty Fitzgerald missive .. don’t know if it was posted:
MONDAY JULY 2, 2007 Randall Samborn 312-353-5318
STATEMENT OF SPECIAL COUNSEL
Statement of Special Counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald regarding todays decision by President Bush to commute the 30-month prison sentence of I. Lewis Scooter Libby:
We fully recognize that the Constitution provides that commutation decisions are a matter of presidential prerogative and we do not comment on the exercise of that prerogative.
We comment only on the statement in which the President termed the sentence imposed by the judge as excessive. The sentence in this case was imposed pursuant to the laws governing sentencings which occur every day throughout this country.
In this case, an experienced federal judge considered extensive argument from the parties and then imposed a sentence consistent with the applicable laws.
It is fundamental to the rule of law that all citizens stand before the bar of justice as equals. That principle guided the judge during both the trial and the sentencing.
Although the Presidents decision eliminates Mr. Libbys sentence of imprisonment,
Mr. Libby remains convicted by a jury of serious felonies,
and we will continue to seek to preserve those convictions
through the appeals process.
What can he possibly do???
What can he possibly do???
I have no idea what he could do pre-emptively. It sounds to me like he is simply saying that he will fight Libby's appeal with everything he's got.
Exactly. This scumbag Comey has been a stealth Clintonite from the beginning. Kudos to the Bush Administration for ferreting the p.o.s. out and unloading him fairly quickly, but shame on them for hiring him in the first place. He's like a scab that falls off and keeps coming back.
I'm sure there are Powell holdovers at State that would be happy to
provide make up some info, this time something that would rope in Cheney.
Fitz deserves a prison sentence.
Eric Holder is DIRTY, so if he is vouching for Comey, he must be DIRTY too!! Clintonoids arwe ALL DIRTY! Bank on it!
Comey = Commie = Communist
Comey is a Schumer pal and ‘RAT mole who never should have been allowed near the DOJ. He bears heavy responsibility for enabling the farcical Plamegate mess to go forward, when he should have had the judgment and guts to toss it all aside before he ever appointed FITZFONG.
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