Thursday, May 13, 2010

Falsifying Feds

The case against the federal prosecutors who engaged in prosecutorial misconduct in the wrongful prosecution of former U.S.  Senator Ted Stevens (pictured) took a escalating step up against the feds.

As you may recall, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who was "horrified" by the misconduct, vacated the conviction and strongly denounced the withholding of evidence from Steven's attorneys by federal prosecutors.

The Rove Republican Racket took a severe beating and today it got uglier.

Main Justice reports today:

A special prosecutor sorting through the wreckage of the case against former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens is investigating whether Justice Department lawyers pressured an FBI agent to falsify a summary of his notes from an interview with a government witness, according to people briefed on the matter.The prosecutor, Henry Schuelke III, is examining a discrepancy, which has not been previously disclosed, in two sets of an FBI agent’s notes from an interview with RobertRocky” Williams, who helped with renovations to the Alaska Republican’s home, the people said. Schuelke is said to have found differences between the agent’s handwritten notes of the interview and a typewritten summary of the same notes, known in the FBI as a Form 302. Schuelke has focused on whether two Assistant U.S. Attorneys in Alaska, Joseph Bottini and James Goeke, pressed the agent to change Williams’ statements in order to bolster the government’s case, according to those knowledgeable about the inquiry.