Eric Holder is gonna let Ted Stevens off the hook. From the LA Times:
The first Alaska blog with the story
What is disappointing in the greater view of things is not so much Stevens is off the hook, but how the JD could screw up so badly. In a true free democracy it is still better to have 10 criminals walk free as opposed to convict one innocent, as the former will slowly but surely rot the needed trust of us, the people, in “the system”. It’s hard to digest I know, and uncle Ted should have been convicted. But by the same rules that we want to be applied to ourselves.
We have had our fair share of cases here with serious criminals. Our JD “forgot” to dismiss and erase tapped phone calls between suspects and their lawyers which are, by law, confidential, period. In all these cases, the bad boys walked free and the JD bit the dust.
Not good, but needed to keep the system clean and honest. And finally, because of the above, lets be clear about this: the letting go has no relationship whatsoever with “guilty” or “not guilty”.
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