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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Fred Thompson: Libby Prosecution a 'Travesty'

"Former U.S. Senator and 'Law & Order” star Fred Thompson calls Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald's prosecution of I. Lewis 'Scooter' Libby a 'travesty and injustice.'

While serving as chairman of the Senate Government Affairs Committee in the late 1990s, the Tennesee Republican led the effort to allow the Office of Independent Counsel to expire, and he remains wary of prosecutors with too much power.

'When you put too much power in the hands of unelected, unaccountable people who have every incentive to focus massive resources onto one particular person - who gets the plaudits in the media for doing so - it's a bad thing,” Thompson, who attended the Libby proceedings last week, said in an exclusive interview with ABC News. 'And many, many times an injustice can occur.”

Thompson believes it is appropriate for the U.S. Attorney General to appoint a special counsel only if a clear violation of the law has occurred, and said the Libby case does not meet that criterion." Continue...


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