Gonzo's Exit Handcuffs White House

New prosecutor will probe prez, Bork argues in National Review
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 29, 2007 7:20 PM CDT
Gonzo's Exit Handcuffs White House
Members of the activist group Code Pink take part in a demonstration in front of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, July 3, 2007, to protest President Bush commuting of the prison sentence of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)   (Associated Press)

Dems will blitz Bush with document hunts and witness prep until election 2008, Robert Bork argues in the National Review, by demanding a special prosecutor along with the next attorney general. "A special prosecutor with unlimited funds, a soon-developed addiction to publicity, and a broad mandate" will go after an indictment – theater that will only distract the US at “a time of national insecurity.”

Patrick Fitzgerald’s “disgraceful performance” stands out, Bork argues: He prosecuted Scooter Libby although he knew “no crime had been committed… The upshot was press and public suspicion of the president and of Karl Rove for months on end.” A new prosecutor will focus on the firing of US attorneys, Gonzales’ alleged perjury and other "irrelevant questions" while jihadists threaten America. (More Alberto Gonzales stories.)

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