6/27/09

Did Justice Help Reelect Renzi?

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.
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.

...the disinformation leaked to media outlets in October 2006 had the desired effect: Renzi won reelection by the narrowest of margins.
(Hat tip: Scott Horton)

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