Patrick J. Fitzgerald Esq.
June 2001: '"I don't know what this is pertinent to," one of the prosecutors, Patrick J. Fitzgerald, complained to the judge. Mr. Fitzgerald argued that the concepts in the book, which bills itself as "a comprehensive guide to the world's second-largest faith," bore little resemblance to the views of Mr. al-'Owhali.'http://www.nytimes.com/2001/06/11/world/11TERR.html
June 2011: "The search was part of a mysterious, ongoing nationwide terrorism investigation with an unusual target: prominent peace activists and politically active labor organizers....All 23 of the activists invoked their right not to testify before a grand jury, defying U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, whose office is spearheading the investigation."http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/activists-cry-foul-over-fbi-probe/2011/06/09/AGPRskTH_story.html
January 2009: "In addition, legislators had suggested that they were determined to remove Mr. Blagojevich no matter the obstacles. When Patrick J. Fitzgerald, the United States attorney in Chicago, who brought the complaint last month, politely refused to offer evidence and witnesses from his continuing investigation, the committee shifted its focus to whether Mr. Blagojevich had more broadly abused his powers in the ordinary work of government."http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/09/us/09illinois.html
October 2008: 'U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, noting that Burge was charged with lying, rather than torture, has made it clear he believes the former commander is responsible for heinous acts. He likened the indictment to the prosecution of the gangster Al Capone. "If Al Capone went down for taxes," Fitzgerald told reporters, "it's better than him going down for nothing."'http://www.newsweek.com/id/166307
October 2008: 'Patrick J. Fitzgerald, the United States attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, said at a news conference that Mr. Burge “lied and impeded court proceedings” in 2003 when he provided false written answers to questions in a civil lawsuit that claimed he and other officers had abused inmates.'http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/22/us/22chicago.html
January 2007: Ms. Miller had initially refused to cooperate with the government in its investigation of Mr. Libby, the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, saying she would not violate her oath of confidentiality to Mr. Libby. But the special prosecutor, Patrick J. Fitzgerald, with the support of the federal courts, had her jailed until she relented. She asserted that Mr. Libby had released her from her vow of confidentiality.http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/31/washington/31libby.html
February 2005: "A government official who knowingly identifies a covert operative could be in violation of the Intelligence Identities Protection Act. After a public uproar over the leak, the Justice Department appointed Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald to investigate."http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A25744-2005Feb15.html
Role Name Type Last Updated Student/Trainee (past or present) Amherst College Organization Jun 14, 2011 Student/Trainee (past or present) Harvard University Organization Jun 14, 2011 Organization Executive (past or present) Justice Department/Department of Justice (DOJ) Organization Oct 24, 2008 Opponent (past or present) Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich Person Jan 10, 2009 Opponent (past or present) I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby Esq. Person Jan 10, 2009
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Jun 13, 2011 Activists cry foul over FBI probe
QUOTE: The search was part of a mysterious, ongoing nationwide terrorism investigation with an unusual target: prominent peace activists and politically active labor organizers....The apparent targets, all vocal and visible critics of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and South America, deny any ties to terrorism. They say the government, using its post-9/11 focus on terrorism as a pretext, is targeting them for their political views.
Washington Post Jun 18, 2009 Federal Inquiry Into Blagojevich Turns to University Admissions
QUOTE: Federal prosecutors are trying to determine if former Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich and his allies used political muscle to influence student admissions at three state universities.
New York Times Jan 08, 2009 Panel Recommends Impeaching Blagojevich
QUOTE: An investigative committee of the Illinois House voted unanimously Thursday to recommend the impeachment of Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich....“The governor believes that the proceedings were flawed, biased and did not follow the rules of law,”
New York Times Dec 09, 2008 Illinois Governor in Corruption Scandal
QUOTE: Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich of Illinois was arrested by federal authorities on Tuesday morning on corruption charges, including an allegation that he conspired to effectively sell President-elect Barack Obama’s seat in the United States Senate to the highest bidder.
New York Times Oct 29, 2008 Long Arm of the Law: A Chicago cop is charged with lying about abuse.
QUOTE: a suit he filed alleging that he was tortured by detectives at the infamous Area 2 unit on Chicago's South Side. The commander of that unit was Jon Burge, a man whose name has long been linked to allegations of police brutality but who has gone uncharged for more than two decades—until earlier this month.
Newsweek Oct 22, 2008 Ex-Officer Is Arrested in Inquiry Into Brutality
QUOTE: authorities arrested a former Chicago police commander at his Florida home on Tuesday and charged him in a police brutality scandal that contributed to the emptying of Illinois’ death row and that continues to resonate as one of the most racially charged chapters in the city’s history.
New York Times Nov 21, 2007 Ex-aide: Bush, VP involved in misleading media
QUOTE: n October 2003, as controversy grew about the leak of Valerie Plame's name, McClellan stood at the White House podium and said that Karl Rove, the president's top political adviser, and I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Cheney's chief of staff, had not been involved. "There was one problem. It was not true," McClellan writes in his new book, "What Happened," which is to be released in April.
CNN (Cable News Network) Mar 06, 2007 Libby Guilty of Lying in C.I.A. Leak Case
QUOTE: The jury rejected Mr. Libby’s claims of memory lapses as it convicted him of obstruction of justice, giving false statements to the F.B.I. and perjuring himself, charges embodied in four of the five counts of the indictment.The panel acquitted him on an additional count of making false statements to the F.B.I.
New York Times Jan 31, 2007 Reporter Who Was Jailed Testifies in Libby Case
QUOTE: Judith Miller, a former reporter for The New York Times, testified Tuesday as a witness for the prosecutor who had put her in jail for 85 days, recounting details of her once-confidential interviews with I. Lewis Libby Jr....The day ended with an extraordinary argument by lawyers for both sides, as well as a lawyer for Ms. Miller, over whether Mr. Jeffress could ask her if she had other sources she spoke to about Ms. Wilson.
New York Times Jan 24, 2007 Defense Portrays Libby as Scapegoat: Jury Is Told About White House Rifts
QUOTE: I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby was "put through the meat grinder" by the White House shortly after the Iraq war began, scapegoated to conceal the fact that Karl Rove, the president's top political adviser, helped disclose an undercover CIA officer's identity, a defense attorney contended yesterday as Libby's perjury trial began.
Washington Post Sep 08, 2006 Why Is Chicago So Corrupt? And how do you measure corruption, anyway?
QUOTE: What makes Chicago so corrupt? City government experts point to a political culture that's been in place for more than 100 years.
Slate Sep 06, 2006 Time for Answers
QUOTE: It’s conceivable that Patrick Fitzgerald, the federal prosecutor, has evidence that suggests the information in the memo was used in some illegal manner. Or his investigators may have learned something troubling about the second, unknown, source cited in Mr. Novak’s column, or about some other illegal activity. But whatever it is needs to be made public.
New York Times Aug 02, 2006 N.Y. Times Must Surrender Reporters' Phone Data: Appellate Panel Rejects First Amendment Claim in Federal Grand Jury Probe
QUOTE: The New York Times may not withhold reporters' phone records from a federal grand jury investigating an alleged leak of a pending government raid on two Islamic charities suspected of supporting terrorism, a federal appeals court ruled yesterday.
Washington Post Jul 07, 2006 Chicago Officials Convicted in Patronage Arrangement
QUOTE: the jury...agreed with the federal government's argument that [Chicago's--Ed.] longtime practice of awarding jobs and promotions to politically connected candidates and campaign workers was a crime.
New York Times Apr 09, 2006 A 'Concerted Effort' to Discredit Bush Critic: Prosecutor Describes Cheney, Libby as Key Voices Pitching Iraq-Niger Story
QUOTE: ...Special Counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald for the first time described a "concerted action" by "multiple people in the White House" -- using classified information -- to "discredit, punish or seek revenge against" a critic of President Bush's war in Iraq.
Washington Post Feb 24, 2006 Special Counsel in Plame Case Invalid, Libby Contends
QUOTE: Attorneys for Vice President Cheney's former top aide argued yesterday that a federal court should dismiss all charges against him because a special prosecutor lacked the legal authority to bring the charges.
Washington Post Dec 07, 2005 Lip-Service Journalism: If protecting sources is paramount, why don't more reporters go to jail?
QUOTE: American reporters have been going to jail to protect their sources since at least 1848....the Washington press corps thinks that protecting confidential sources is essential to doing its job—except when jail time is a possible consequence of doing that job.
Slate Nov 22, 2005 Woodward Talks of Admission, Apology: Author Says He Realized He Would Be 'Dragged Into This'
QUOTE: Asked how he could have discussed the Fitzgerald probe, on King's show among others, without revealing his involvement...
Washington Post Jul 22, 2005 Chicago Mayor's Popularity Dips as Associates Are Indicted
QUOTE: Mayor Richard M. Daley has suffered bad news aplenty since soaring into his fifth term with 79 percent of the vote, but none as troublesome as this week's federal corruption indictment of two close associates, including the leader of the City Hall patronage operation.
Washington Post Feb 16, 2005 Judges Order 2 Reporters to Testify on Leak
QUOTE: Reporters at the New York Times and Time magazine may be jailed if they continue to refuse to answer questions before a grand jury about their confidential conversations with government sources...
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