Tuesday, July 29, 2008
The investigation has been for at least a year, an amount of time that is not unusual in white collar cases. Prior indications of an investigation included the raid of Uncle Ted's home back in July 2007 (see here).
But the indictment of a Republican Senator at the same time as the release of a report on politicization of the department is interesting timing. Is this indictment being issued today to show the public that the present DOJ will not play politics? Is the timing of this Indictment to minimize the sting of the report that was just issued (see here)? Or is it just happenstance that these two events occurred around the same time? And in the blogosphere it means that the indictment will be the top item and the report underneath.
More on the indictment to come.....
Addendum - Press Release of DOJ here.