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  •  Approval of Indictments..... (none)
    A question to any of the Kos Legal Eagles....

    I have read that Patrick Fritzgerald has to run his proposed indictments through the AG and get approval for them.  Is that procedure correct??.....meaning does Fritz have to get Gonzales' approval to indict??

    Would Gonzales have to recuse himself because of his close ties to Bush?  What if Gonzales suppresses the proposed indictments....does Fritz have any recourse, other than to follow Gonzales' orders?

    Thank you.


    "What you permit, you promote in politics and in life....

    by HsLdyAngl on Tue Oct 18, 2005 at 12:48:03 AM PDT

    •  I think James Comey took care of this one for us (none)
      after Ashcroft recused himself from the case. link

      By the authority vested in the Attorney General by law, including 28 U.S.C. 509, 510, and 515, and in my capacity as Acting Attorney General pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 508, I hereby delegate to you all the authority of the Attorney General with respect to the Department's investigation into the alleged unauthorized disclosure of a CIA employee's identity, and I direct you to exercise that authority as Special Counsel independent of the supervision or control of any officer of the Department.

      Sometimes the jokes write themselves. Sometimes they run for President.

      by Sixfortyfive on Tue Oct 18, 2005 at 01:01:54 AM PDT

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      •  Indictments are issued (none)
        by Grand Juries.  Can prosecutors quash them once they are issued?  I suppose Gonzales could have exerted some influence on what, if any, indictments to try to get from the Grand Jury and how vigorously they'd be pusued once issued.

        "Be just and good." John Adams

        by aztec on Tue Oct 18, 2005 at 04:37:11 AM PDT

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