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Patrick Fitzgerald Rated “Not Distinguished” – DoJ

From an outraged Washington Post:

Fitzgerald Ranked During Leak Case

Justice Dept. Fired 2 With Same Rating

By Dan Eggen and John Solomon
Tuesday, March 20, 2007; A01

U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald was ranked among prosecutors who had “not distinguished themselves” on a Justice Department chart sent to the White House in March 2005, when he was in the midst of leading the CIA leak investigation that resulted in the perjury conviction of a vice presidential aide, administration officials said yesterday.

The ranking placed Fitzgerald below “strong U.S. Attorneys . . . who exhibited loyalty” to the administration but above “weak U.S. Attorneys who . . . chafed against Administration initiatives, etc.,” according to Justice documents.

The chart was the first step in an effort to identify U.S. attorneys who should be removed. Two prosecutors who received the same ranking as Fitzgerald were later fired, documents show.

Fitzgerald’s ranking adds another dimension to the prosecutor firings, which began as a White House proposal to remove all 93 U.S. attorneys after the 2004 elections and evolved into the coordinated dismissal of eight last year, a move that has infuriated lawmakers and led to calls for Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales to resign…

This is hilarious.

What sentient being thinks that Patrick J. Fitzgerald distinguished himself as a special prosecutor in the Plame “leak” investigation?

The man should be sharing a cell with Michael Nifong.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, March 20th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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