Libby Seeks MORE Corruption...
Libby's lawyers had argued that Fitzgerald was given too much power - more than the attorney general - and that the appointment should have been made by the president with the Senate's approval.
All I can is -Doh!-
I mean, really... Did they honestly believe they'd get away with that one!?!
C'mon now, the American people may be gullible (obviously, since we continue to elect corrupt politicians to "represent" us), but we ARE NOT STUPID!!! Who in their right mind would honestly believe that the President should appoint somebody to investigate his own administration?
Luckily, in a small, rare victory for the American populace the judge rejected this absurd claim.
Walton said Thursday he did not need to "look far" in the law to reject the claim by Libby's defense team. The judge said there is no question the attorney general can delegate any of his functions.
Add that to this "courageous" act...
Then-Attorney General John Ashcroft had recused himself from the investigation because of his White House contacts. James Comey, who was deputy attorney general at the time, appointed Fitzgerald, giving him wide berth to conduct the investigation into who leaked the identity of CIA officer Valerie Plame to reporters in 2003.
And it's almost seeming like justice might be served. Omigosh! It's a miracle!
Walton said there must be a way to appoint special prosecutors to ensure that "the perception of fairness withstands the scrutiny of the American public" when high-level government officials are investigated for alleged wrongdoing.
Let's just hope that "the perception of fairness" isn't all we're getting. Hopefully, that perception is accurate and genuine...for a change.