Friday, June 19, 2009

The US Dept. Of Justice Won't Cooperate On Dick Cheney's Valarie Plame Investigation Records Because of The Daily Show? WTF?

U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan is presiding in watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington's (CREW) lawsuit to get the DOJ to comply with the Freedom of Information Act for records relating to former Vice President Dick Cheney's interview with the FBI in the Valerie Plame investigation.

Logically enough, the judge wants a look at the notes in question.

The DOJ doesn't want the notes released, and doesn't even want to let Judge Sullivan see them.


The biting political sarcasm of Jon Stewart.


I'm NOT making this up.

From the AP article:
Justice Department lawyers told the judge that future presidents and vice presidents may not cooperate with criminal investigations if they know what they say could become available to their political opponents and late-night comics who would ridicule them.

"If we become a fact-finder for political enemies, they aren't going to cooperate," Justice Department attorney Jeffrey Smith said during a 90-minute hearing. "I don't want a future vice president to say, `I'm not going to cooperate with you because I don't want to be fodder for 'The Daily Show.'" (emphasis mine)

Damn you Jon Stewart!
Damn you for lampooning Those Who Deserve Ridicule™!

h/t to Jason Linkins at Huffington Post.

1 comment:

Maeve said...

Absolutely amazing! Do these people have no sense of history? They've never seen the Op-Ed cartoons that have always run in the American press, making fun of whoever was in office?

I think we've taken this 'sensitivity' thing a bit too far. If you run for public office, you become a public person and fodder for whoever feels like making fun of you. Jeffrey Smith must be a leftover from the Bush administration - and we in Alaska know just how good a job those bozos did.


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