The Feds are paying private lawyers to defend them. I think that’s actually better, given that it’s not clear that Obama’s Justice Department is capable of setting aside its prejudices against conservatives in order to conduct a thorough and diligent defense of members of GWB’s administration. Besides, private sector lawyers are generally sharper than the Feds.
Good catch. Rumsfeld, especially has been around since the Carter era, and he knows every dirty trick in the book on how to get back at scumbags like Obama down the line.
I think with a terrorist suing them, Holder saw a conflict of interest.
Only half-kidding. I wonder if the islamicist is one of the ones someone on Holders staff represented.
Yes...they are paying private lawyers to defend them, but the question is “why?” Why is there a conflict of interest unless they are considering investigated them themselves and are considering prosecuting them, or one of their lawyers has represented/is respresenting one or more terrorists?
BTW, $200 per billable hour isn’t very much for the caliber of attorney needed for a case such as this.
I have to agree with this move to the extent that Rumsfeld/Wolfowitz, et al. will be better represented than they would from DOJ attorneys. However, this is a blatant admission that the powers that be at today’s DOJ are not objective attorneys, who willingly do the government’s work that they are hired to do instead of being biased towards the agenda of Obama and Holder.
The relevant DOJ department heads and attorneys, and Holder, should be brought before Congress and investigated. Perhaps funding for their fiefdoms can be reduced or eliminated
We remember the zealous prosecutor of Sen. Stevens, Nicholas A Marsh, who came under fire and ended up offing himself. Marsh’s name should never be forgotten as a traitor to his profession, oath and office. I hope his family is not drawing ANY federal pension. I never *liked* Stevens, but this sort of prosecutorial abuse with a political end from a government employee should never been accepted.