Friday, September 19, 2008

Closer inspection of Troy Eid's handling of the plot against Obama

Dave Niewart looks more closely at Colorado U.S. Attorney Troy Eid and his decision not to prosecute the meth-head would-be assassins that were arrested in Denver during the DNC.

Niewart asks,

Two questions arise -- one minor, one major:

-- How often has Troy Eid ignored the FBI's recommendations in the past when it comes to filing charges in cases of this nature? (We know when it came to a black man inside a prison threatening John McCain -- despite a clear lack of capability of actually carrying out the threat -- Eid was eager and willing.)

-- Is this administration -- and particularly this Justice Department, as deeply compromised as it has become by the Bush White House's crass politicization -- capable of ensuring that true threats against Democratic figures like Obama are taken seriously and dealt with appropriately?

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