Monday, Apr 30, 2007, 7:16 pm
If Bush DoJ Didn’t Trump Up Bogus Cases Against Dems, How Would Anybody Ever Know for Sure?
Eric Lipton for the NY Times reports on the growing suspicion surrounding numbers of prosecutions around the country which also served a convenient partisan electoral purpose, even though many of the cases were exceedingly weak - some altogether bogus - from the start.
That kind of second guessing has surfaced with increasing frequency in recent weeks in states including Alabama, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Since the dismissals of eight United States attorneys, local lawyers, politicians, editorial writers, members of Congress and defendants are questioning what they say is a pattern of investigating Democrats. They point to inquiries that drag on for years but end with no charges, an acquittal or convictions for relatively modest infractions.