Monday, December 7, 2009

Interviewing the Alaska Six

Agents of the Rove Republican Racket in Alaska had egg all over their faces when corruption charges and convictions against former U.S. Senator Ted Stevens were respectfully dropped and voided last April by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder because of prosecutorial misconduct.

Last Friday, it was reported the probe into the Rove Racket's dismal political prosecution is gaining ground. The Washington Post reports:
The special prosecutor investigating whether criminal contempt statutes were violated in the government's botched case against Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) has scheduled interviews with the six Justice Department lawyers at the center of the episode, according to three sources familiar with the effort. Henry F. Schuelke III, named to the assignment this year by a U.S. district judge who oversaw the Stevens case, is nearing the end of his investigation and already has sifted through thousands of documents related to the prosecution, said the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the probe is still underway. The interviews are expected to conclude by the end of January. They may help Schuelke determine whether prosecutors did not share critical evidence with the Stevens defense in an effort to hide material, or because of sloppy mistakes by a government team burdened by tight deadlines and inexperience.

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