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Washington Post Editorial: U.S. Atty. Fitzgerald Should “Back Off” Retrying Blagojevich

fitzgerald-gov arrestBy The Washington Post
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WASHINGTON — U.S. ATTORNEY Patrick J. Fitzgerald should back off his vow to retry former governor Rod Blagojevich (D-Ill.).

With moral thunder in December 2008, the aggressive prosecutor declared that the state’s chief executive was nabbed “in the middle of what we can only describe as a public corruption crime spree.”

Mr. Fitzgerald added, “The conduct would make Lincoln roll over in his grave.” Yet on Tuesday, 20 months later, a federal jury was unmoved. In an extraordinary rebuke, Mr. Blagojevich was convicted on only one of 24 counts against him.

Mr. Fitzgerald brought unlimited resources and the power of the federal government to the case against Mr. Blagojevich.

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