Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Is Christie on this "short leash"?

ABC News revealed the content of one of the newly released Department of Justice e-mails written by U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, himself. The June 2006 communique describes his plot to create a chain of events to fire California's U.S. attorney Carol Lam after she prosecuted Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham and was continuing to follow leads on related crooked pols.

The story says:

Gonzales supported the idea of first having "a heart to heart with Lam about the urgent need to improve immigration enforcement" and of working with her "to develop a plan for addressing the problem." Sampson said another alternative would be to "put her on a very short leash."
So, now we know the DoJ has a leash for prosecutors who pursue Republican crooks instead of putting all their attention on matters orchestrated by the White House's political whims.

New Jersey's U.S. attorney, Chris Christie, used to pursue both Republican and Democratic crooks in New Jersey. Is it a stretch to wonder if that "short leash" is why Christie has investigated almost exclusively Democrats and dropped proofs gathered against Republicans since January 2006, when election strategists were gearing up for the important 2006 elections that ended in historic GOP defeat, losing control of both the House and the Senate?

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