Thursday, October 02, 2003
LiberalOasis just made a great find. This is John Ashcroft on Evans and Novak (sans Novak) in 1997, discussing Gore's fundraising.
ASHCROFT: The truth of the matter is that if the law's been violated, we should be able to ascertain that.
We can, if we have an independent person without a conflict of interest…
ROWLAND EVANS: …The attorney general has shaved down all the allegations that Vice President Gore apparently down to one single allegation -- which telephone he used to make these fundraising calls from.
Do you really think that alone is worthy of a special prosecutor?
ASHCROFT: …you know, a single allegation can be most worthy of a special prosecutor.
If you're abusing government property, if you're abusing your status in office, it can be a single fact that makes the difference on that.
So my own view is that there are plenty of things which should have caused [Attorney General Janet Reno], a long time ago, to appoint a special prosecutor, an independent investigator.
We asked for that on March the 13th of this year in letters from Republican members on the Judiciary Committee. And she's in a bad position…
…The man who signs her check is the man that she's investigating, and she hasn't been very aggressive about it.
Go read LiberalOasis' take on this, it's truly hilarious. My own take is that this is yet another example of conservative hypocrisy. As if we needed more.
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