U.S.: Senator Stevens is Innocent

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 รขโ‚ฌโ€ 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.

9 thoughts on “U.S.: Senator Stevens is Innocent”

  1. …well that and a history of corruption and graft. The timing might have been a bit political. The corruption and graft was seen by him and the elites as a rightful entitlement.

  2. Jeffrey,

    Yup. I’m saying something positive about Holder. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I don’t know if I would retract my criticism of him [1], but he’s certainly been more productive and less disastrous than Geithner.

    purpleslog,

    Not just the timing, but the process. The DOJ railroaded a victim they disliked.

    Imagine it acts towards neuropathy patients caught with marijuana in a raid, or a official who forgets something during a deposition.

    [1] http://www.tdaxp.com/archive/2008/11/22/obamas-cabinet-one-bad-choice.html

  3. Purplelsog,

    Perhaps, but (except when it comes for Barack Obama [1] and Timothy Geithner [2]) we are nation of laws. Bush’s Justice Department went rogue, ignoring laws from the beginning (when it lost Zacharias Mousawi’s hotmail emails) to the last (the bizarre persecution of Stevens).

    [1] http://www.tdaxp.com/archive/2009/04/01/another-gift-debacle.html#comment-263835
    [2] http://www.tdaxp.com/archive/2009/04/06/will-eric-holder-prosecute-tim-geithner-if-he-covers-up-stress-test-results.html

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