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Comey Says Fitzgerald Deserves Top U.S. Law Post (linked - article can't be posted here)
Digg.com ^ | 7-20-07

Posted on 07/22/2007 10:07:12 AM PDT by STARWISE

Link references article which can't be posted here.

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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.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ag; comey; conflictofinterest; doj; ericholder; fitz; fitzgerald; hillary; hillaryclinton; holder; lockheed; lockheedmartin; martin; nigerflap; plame; roommates; scooterlibby; valerieplame
"Lockheed did not disclose Comey's compensation package. His redecessor Menaker earned $1.46 million in salary and bonus last year."

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""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."

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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.

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They think we're THIS stupid???!!!

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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.

Comey

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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."

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They make me sick.

1 posted on 07/22/2007 10:07:17 AM PDT by STARWISE
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To: the Real fifi; Laverne; onyx; Howlin; SE Mom; Grampa Dave; samadams2000; popdonnelly; ...

Comey ~ Fitz .. PING!


2 posted on 07/22/2007 10:07:49 AM PDT by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: the Real fifi; Laverne; onyx; Howlin; SE Mom; Grampa Dave; samadams2000; popdonnelly; ...
Senate erases Libby pardon vote from record

"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.

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Pretty slick, aren't they?

3 posted on 07/22/2007 10:11:44 AM PDT by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: STARWISE
A shame that we can’t find people who want to make a name for themselves preventing crime with cheaper and far more effective prevention programs than people like these who want to prosecute people like Conrad Black who committed no crime for the clear purpose of self-aggrandizement. All that did was send a message to many businesses to move operations out of the country. A real shame.
4 posted on 07/22/2007 10:15:49 AM PDT by Yomin Postelnik (Want a candidate who stands up for conservative principles instead of apologizing? gohunter08.com)
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PING to Post #3


5 posted on 07/22/2007 10:22:45 AM PDT by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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Further to senate elimination of evidence of Libby pardon bill:

http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=MGUwMTM2Mjc5M2FkYzc3MzIwZjBjYjBmNDEyMzQzMjE=

“PARDONS
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 you’re going to shoot this way, we’ve 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 I’ve seen that happen) and stricken from the Record, and further that we not vote on the McConnell amendment. Both sides agreed.


6 posted on 07/22/2007 10:39:55 AM PDT by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: STARWISE
Pretty slick, aren't they?

Certainly very familiar with denying reality.

7 posted on 07/22/2007 10:44:21 AM PDT by unspun (FREEP Bill O'Reilly about Iraq)
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Due to surgery and rehab, I missed this haughty Fitzgerald missive .. don’t know if it was posted:

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MONDAY JULY 2, 2007 Randall Samborn 312-353-5318

STATEMENT OF SPECIAL COUNSEL

Statement of Special Counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald regarding today’s 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 President’s decision eliminates Mr. Libby’s 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.”

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What can he possibly do???


8 posted on 07/22/2007 11:05:44 AM PDT by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: STARWISE
and we will continue to seek to preserve those convictions through the appeals process.”

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.

9 posted on 07/22/2007 11:09:05 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: STARWISE
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.

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.

10 posted on 07/22/2007 11:14:05 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: STARWISE
I guess he could do what Ronnie Earle did to Tom DeLay...look around for more charges and do some Grand Jury and judge shopping. Then there could be a new trial, and he could get more time in the media limelight along with his buddy Comey, especially on NBC.

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.

11 posted on 07/22/2007 11:19:41 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (B.Richardson spends taxpayer dollars for his goofy projects, but not ONE cent for a decent toupee.)
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To: STARWISE

Fitz deserves a prison sentence.


12 posted on 07/22/2007 12:56:21 PM PDT by freekitty
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To: Lancey Howard
anyone who has flagrantly and maliciously prosecuted, such as Fitzgerald did to Libby should have his license suspended. Fitzgerald is no better than Nifong - one in federal court, the other in State court. I hope we have enough Republicans remaining in the Senate after 08 that a Fitzgerald appointment can be blocked.
13 posted on 07/22/2007 6:56:24 PM PDT by elpadre
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To: STARWISE

Eric Holder is DIRTY, so if he is vouching for Comey, he must be DIRTY too!! Clintonoids arwe ALL DIRTY! Bank on it!


14 posted on 07/22/2007 8:10:20 PM PDT by Suzy Quzy (Hillary in '08.....Her PHONINESS is GENUINE !!!!)
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To: STARWISE

Comey = Commie = Communist


15 posted on 07/22/2007 8:17:35 PM PDT by Halgr (Once a Marine, always a Marine - Semper Fi)
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To: Lancey Howard

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.


16 posted on 07/22/2007 10:06:13 PM PDT by Enchante (Reid and Pelosi Defeatocrats: Surrender Now - Peace for Our Time!!)
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