In the fall of 2006, one day after the Justice Department granted permission to a U.S. attorney to place a wiretap on a Republican congressman suspected of corruption, existence of the investigation was leaked to the press — not only compromising the sensitive criminal probe but tipping the lawmaker off to the wiretap.(Hat tip: Scott Horton)
...the disinformation leaked to media outlets in October 2006 had the desired effect: Renzi won reelection by the narrowest of margins.
An article by Maurice Waas in The Hill provides even more evidence of how the Bush administration dangerously politicized judicial proceedings to benefit a Republican congressman running for reelection.
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