Monday, February 19, 2007

Who Really Deserves to Be Indicted in the Libby Case?

An opinion piece in the Washington Post by Victoria Toensing, a former deputy assistant attorney general in the Reagan administration and now a Washington lawyer, provides a long list of "possible" indictments resulting from the circumstances surrounding the Libby trial.  It includes everyone from the prosecutor J. Patrick Fitzgerald, the CIA, to the DOJ.  It is the kind of article that makes one wonder whether we really do need to reexamine the wide breadth of prosecutorial power given individuals who have the ability to ruin people's lives, put people in jail, and also decide who will walk free.

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Without in any way wishing to detract from your point, the editorial would be more compelling to me if its author had made an effort to get the facts right. (See, e.g., Larry Johnson's response.)

Posted by: Aaron | Feb 20, 2007 8:56:55 AM

the only salvation in all of this is that, mostly, this power and abuse is used by the politically powerful on the politically powerful

second, the MSM is at fault to the extent that many of the facts have never been widely reported---that Miller was being investigated for tipping off a search

Posted by: moe.levine | Feb 20, 2007 10:23:03 AM

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