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babsbunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 04:37 PM
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Exclusive: DoJ veteran sees ‘dangerous precedent’ in letting Bush officials walk
Exclusive: DoJ veteran sees ‘dangerous precedent’ in letting Bush officials walk

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/01/justice-dept-veteran-obama-sets-dangerous-precedent-letting-bush-officials-free/

By Brad Jacobson
Monday, January 17th, 2011 -- 11:34 am

In a rare blistering attack on the Department of Justice, a career veteran of the agency recently told Raw Story that the Obama administration handing Bush-era officials "a get out of jail free card” sets “a dangerous precedent" that could encourage other offenses by future leaders.

J. Gerald Hebert, a former acting Justice Department chief who served the government's enforcement wing in various capacities between 1973 and 1994, said in an exclusive interview that the failure of federal prosecutors to charge former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) with even a single crime was indicative of a greater problem.
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upi402 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 04:38 PM
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1. +1,000,000!!!! n/t
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 04:39 PM
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2. They should go for Cheney first.




Hold him accountable before he croaks.


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prairierose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 04:39 PM
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3. No kidding....n/t
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 04:40 PM
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4. k/r
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upi402 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 04:41 PM
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5. Issa is investigating Obama already
Obama is such a ...


ugh, it's so frustrating!
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Frosty1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 04:42 PM
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6. Now he tells us
:grr:
Too bad he couldn't speak up sooner!
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ladjf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 04:47 PM
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7. There is no up side to allowing the Bush officials off the hook. nt
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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 04:48 PM
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8. K&R
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 04:53 PM
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9. We've been talking about accountability for as long as I can remember.
I would hope that Mr. Hebert expressed these same thoughts directly to Obama & Holder?
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