The Past Is Definitely Prologue

Brian Zick

Eric Lichtblau for the NY Times reports: The former federal prosecutor in Maryland said Monday that he was forced out in early 2005 because of political pressure stemming from public corruption investigations involving associates of the state’s governor, a Republican. “There was direct pressure not to pursue these investigations,” said the former prosecutor, Thomas M. DiBiagio. “The practical impact was to intimidate my office and shut down the investigations.” (…) Mr. DiBiagio said that several prominent Maryland Republicans had pressed him to back away from the inquiries and that one conversation had so troubled him that he reported it to an F.B.I. official as a threat. But he said that the Justice Department had offered little support and that that made it “impossible for me to stay.” When will these guys learn that it's Democrats who are supposed to be prosecuted, not Republicans? Republicans are above the law, dammit!! via Josh Marshall

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