Having followed the case, the only thing that surprises me is that Attorney General Holder took the step (which Bush’s A.G. never did) of publicly exposing the prosecutorial ring of corruption.
U.S. Plans to Drop Case Against Former Senator From Alaska – NYTimes.com
WASHINGTON â€” The Justice Department moved on Wednesday morning to drop all charges against former Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska, who narrowly lost his seat last year shortly after being convicted on seven felony counts of ethics violations.
In a stunning development, Justice Department lawyers told a federal court that they had discovered a new instance of prosecutorial misconduct in the case and asked that the convictions be voided. There would be no new trial in the case.
Sen. Stevens was just one of several high-profile Republicans who were prosecuted for purely political reasons during the Bush Presidency.