What Does Obama Do With Fitzgerald?
Today's criminal complaint against Rod Blagojevich raises the question of the future of his prosecutor, U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald is not only ...
Fitzgerald is not only the prosecutor of Blagojevich and convicted former Gov. George Ryan, but gained national fame for his role as special prosecutor in the Valerie Plame leak investigation. After Fitzgerald successfully prosecuted former vice presidential aide Scooter Libby in that case, there was much talk among liberal bloggers -- and even some Republicans -- that Fitzgerald deserved to be elevated to attorney general.
President-elect Obama has already chosen his attorney general, obviously. Picking Fitzgerald for a top job at Justice might seem like a reward for successful scalp-hunting in the Bush White House.
But allowing Fitzgerald to resign as U.S. attorney -- all the U.S. attorneys will submit resignations to the next president -- would appear to punish him for making too much trouble in Illinois, Obama's home state.
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