Thursday, March 13, 2008
Nothing in what follows here should be construed, directly or indirectly, as condoning the conduct of Governor Spitzer in breaking several laws culminating in his resignation as governor of New York. However, several legal minds have raised the issue about the politics, not to mention the timing, of fingering a highly placed Democrat in the sordid mess. From newspaper accounts, it was the Department of Justice that disseminated the damaging information that brought Spitzer down. A highly placed DOJ official provided the identity of Client 9 and insisted on anonymity because it is a federal crime to make such disclosures. A recent study demonstrated unequivocally that the Department of Justice under He Who Would Be King has invesitaged allegations of official misconduct of Democrats 5.6 times more frequently than fellow Republicans. In assessing whether or not this undertaking was politically motivated I have a couple of simple question that needs to be asked; Who are clients one through eight? Why haven't we heard one word about them?