Tuesday, February 17, 2004

Ashcroft sued over 9-11 prosecution--by his OWN SUBORDINATE 

The article says this is an "extraordinary" sort of case. I'm hard-pressed to come up with a case like this that's EVER been filed in court.

9-11. It changed EVERYTHING.

An AP story, via blah3.com:

Prosecutor in Terror Case Sues Ashcroft

By PETE YOST, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department has exaggerated its performance in the war on terrorism, interfered with a major terror prosecution and compromised a confidential informant, a federal prosecutor has alleged in an extraordinary lawsuit against Attorney General John Ashcroft.

The lawsuit by Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard Convertino is the latest twist in the Bush administration's first major post-Sept. 11 terrorism prosecution, a Detroit case jeopardized over allegations of prosecutorial misconduct.

More. Much more. Go read it.


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