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President George Bush announced Saturday his intention to nominate Paul J. McNulty, of Virginia, to be Deputy Attorney General at the Department of Justice.

http://www.usdoj.gov/opa/pr/2005/May/05_ag_293.htm

Interesting timing proposing the prosecutor heading the AIPAC spy case for the number 2 Justice job days before Fitz's indictments are likely be handed down. Is this an attempt to derail AIPACgate or Plamegate?  Wayne Madsen thinks it's actually quite the opposite; the leadup to an internal coup to protect the GOP by removing the neocons and replacing them with the old guard.

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From Madsen:

PREDICTIONS: With Fitzgerald, McNulty, and Margolis now all on the same Justice Department team, the appointment of McNulty and his assistants into the number two spot at Justice spells real trouble for people like Rove, Libby, Cheney, and others, including Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and his closest advisers who remain under investigation for their possible roles in the forged Niger documents as well as falsifying other intelligence in the lead up to the war in Iraq.

The GOP last ditch strategy appears to be that the Bush I Republicans will take over the vacuum left after Cheney's departure and the indictments of leading neocons for their roles in both CIA Leakgate and AIPACgate.

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Paul McNulty as Number 2 at Justice will insulate Fitzgerald and Margolis from neocon retaliation during the internal coup. The bottom line is that for his remaining three years in office, George W. Bush will no longer be taking orders from a "higher father," but from his own father and his closest associates: Scowcroft, James Baker, and others.

For the Madsen's whole piece scroll down at:

http://www.waynemadsenreport.com/

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Bad Emperor stops worse Emperor/fuck up son? If true, it's better than Suetonius with the Praetorian guard played by a couple of tough Irish cops. Only time will tell.

Originally posted to moon in the house of moe on Sun Oct 23, 2005 at 06:56 PM PDT.

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