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  •  Inside the Justice Dept. are lawyers who don't... (18+ / 0-)

    ... want to go to jail.  I think the Kangro X theory makes sense inside the White House.  Maximalism has been their game, depending on whose influence or mood is reigning.  Nobody was holding them to account for the first few years, up until blog power, Katrina, failed war, etc.

    But inside the Justice Dept. may be a different matter.

    The scandal is perfectly aligned like Nixon's Watergate, where the loyalists can't figure out why it's such a big deal, the regicides just see perfidy & weakness, and the wheels of the Justice system roll on with encouraging integrity.  I mean, they are releasing those emails (however twisted the redactions)!  According to Chitra Ragavan at USN&WR, the Justice Dept. is "paralyzed" because everybody is afraid to email anything because they don't know what's going on and are afraid of later being held to account for whatever they wrote or say internally about it.  (Lawyers afraid of jail played in a big part in breaking the Watergate case also.) Over on Katie Couric, Bob Schieffer is saying the White House is "rattled" and he compares it to the incompetence in Hurricane Katrina of FEMA.

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