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View Diary: Wm. Daley Says it is not the President's Job to Prosecute Wall St. - It's Hollywood's. (266 comments)

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    I think the President can veto a prosecution but he can't order one -- the DOJ lawyers have independent responsibilities to the Court.  Here, the President's comments mooted the issue, but it's still not certain whether there would have or could have been prosecutions that Obama blocked.

    Regardless of whose call it is to make, I'm not willing to infer bad faith from outcomes, without a more fulsome discussion of the underlying legal arguments.  

    "This world demands the qualities of youth: not a time of life but a state of mind[.]" -- Robert F. Kennedy

    by Loge on Tue Mar 08, 2011 at 10:45:01 AM PST

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