PredatorGate: Where’€™s Alberto Gonzales?

The more I think about the emerging Pedogate Scandal’„– , the madder I’™m getting, and that’™s not good for a Saturday night, especially when another Saturday Night Raid is clearly in order. Do you recall this incident?

“CBS News has learned that there was concern among prosecutors and FBI agents that the White House would [...]

Commentary By: Richard Blair

The more I think about the emerging Pedogate Scandal’„– , the madder I’™m getting, and that’™s not good for a Saturday night, especially when another Saturday Night Raid is clearly in order. Do you recall this incident?

“CBS News has learned that there was concern among prosecutors and FBI agents that the White House would give in to Congressional pressure and return the materials to Jefferson. But, according to the administration official, Mueller, Gonzales and his top deputy Paul McNulty made it clear that they ‘œgoing to the final end of the mat’ to keep them.

While not defending Jefferson, Sensenbrenner made clear his opposition to the raid on constitutional grounds, titling Tuesday’™s hearing ‘œReckless Justice: Did the Saturday Night Raid of Congress Trample the Constitution?’

“House Speaker Dennis Hastert and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued a rare joint statement last week protesting the raid as a violation of constitutional separation of powers protections”

But, the FBI and investigators went to the mat, in fact, pitched a hizzy fit. They were adamant about not returning Jefferson’™s data and documents. In fact, some of the highest ranking officials in the FBI threatened to resign if the items taken in the raid were ordered to be returned to Jefferson’™s custody.

As I noted in a previous post, the unprecedented FBI raid and subsequent congressional kabuki theatrics were directed toward a Democratic Party representative, allegedly to preserve evidence. If there was ever – I repeat, ever – a time where the necessity to preserve evidence is paramount to the investigation of the worst sort of crime, this is it.

I’™m not a lawyer, I don’™t play one on TV, and I didn’™t sleep at a Holiday Inn Express last night. But it seems to me that given the heinous nature of this particular crime (sexual predatory stalking of a minor on the internet by a member of congress), that anyone who had a potential role in complicity to cover up the crime (Hastert, Boehner, Reynolds, among others) should have yellow crime scene tape strapped across their office doors until all computer, paper, voice, and video records that would be relevant to a true investigation were properly collected by the FBI.

The ball is in your court, Mr. Attorney General. You are no longer White House counsel or Bush regime personal consiglier. You are the lead attorney for the people of the United States of America”

Saturday, September 30th, 2006 by Richard Blair |

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