Friday, November 04, 2005

Nick and Nora Second-Guess Ness

On Monday's Hugh Hewitt radio show, legal sleuths Joe diGenova and Victoria Toensing - Mrs. diGenova - uncovered an ulterior motive to explain why Patrick Fitzgerald is keeping his investigation of Karl Rove open and ongoing.

VT: And I'll tell you what else bothers me...

HH: Go ahead.

VT: ...that after almost two years, the prosecutor can't make a decision yet about Karl Rove? Does he understand how government works?

HH: We've had Andrew McBride and Andy McCarthy, two former Republican prosecutors on with great respect for Patrick Fitzgerald. Is is unusual, Joe DeGenova [sic], as a former United States attorney, to leave someone twisting in the wind this way?

JG: Oh, absolutely. In fact, it borders on the abusive. And it is inconceivable to me that he can't make up his mind that no crime was committed by Rove. What he's doing is he's isolating Rove to prevent him from being a defense witness for Libby.

HH: Expand on that. I don't understand that. I'm not a crimes lawyer.

JG: Well, by keeping him hanging out there, and by making him unable to talk or communicate with anybody, and holding over the head the possibility of indictment, he's making it very obvious that the last thing in the world he wants him to do is appear as a defense witness in the case.

Transcript excerpt courtesy of Radio Blogger.