She said a supervisor demanded that she and her trial team drop recommendations that tobacco executives be removed from their corporate positions as a possible penalty. He and two others instructed her to tell key witnesses to change their testimony. And they ordered Eubanks to read verbatim a closing argument they had rewritten for her, she said.
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“Political interference is happening at Justice across the department,” she said. “When decisions are made now in the Bush attorney general’s office, politics is the primary consideration. . . . The rule of law goes out the window.”
“tell key witnesses to change their testimony”
Even the worst of all Mafiosi will worship to that. If that is micromanagement…
What hapened to laws and lawyers protecting the laws?
Republican, Democrat or Independent—why don’t we hear you all crying out?
Isn’t it true that if this happened in any other country we would name it a banana-republic?Earlier I posted about that German judge permitting domestic violence and I was ashamed. Now I don’t even know what to feel anymore.
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