Apr 21, 2006

Evil Doers Can Be Anywhere...

"U.S. Senators Richard Durbin and Barack Obama have asked the Bush Justice Department to investigate federal prosecutor Ed McNally, until recently the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, for circumstances surrounding his testimony on behalf of convicted former Republican Gov. George Ryan.
McNally testified that the FBI and the U.S. attorney's office in Chicago were trying to railroad Ryan. Coming from a federal prosecutor, it seemed like powerful stuff. It infuriated prosecutors working under U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald, and they said McNally wasn't the straight arrow he appeared to be."
Who appointed McNally, anyway?
"Justice Department spokesmen would not confirm an investigation. They would not say who recommended McNally for the Southern District post, just in time for Ryan's trial."

14 Comments:

Anonymous t said...

SPB- Can you explain all of this?

What the heck? Now what happens to Ryans conviction? Do I even want to know?

10:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we know who the DOJ "spokesman" talks for - I bet Ashcroft/Rove of DOJ Bushco Division appointed this McNally slime.

10:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Federal prosecutors say the memo is too good to be true and suspect the defense quietly — and illegally — taped the interview.

The defense flatly denies the accusation. Ryan’s lawyers say prosecutors are running a smear campaign against McNally because they don’t like his testimony.

McNally charges in his memo that the FBI agent at the interview wasn’t always taking notes. That’s important because one of the charges against Ryan is based on the agent’s recollection of the interview. McNally also said a prosecutor at one point was angry when he asked Ryan a question, and at another point refused to clarify a question.

Prosecutors say McNally has a bias and is smearing them.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon said he called McNally two weeks ago to ask if the interview had been taped, and McNally paused for “five to 10 seconds,” then said he needed to contact a personal lawyer before answering. Fardon then asked about the initials “E.L.” on the bottom of a memo submitted by McNally.

McNally is McBought-no credibility whatsoever

10:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/chi-0604200205apr20,1,3668784.column?coll=chi-news-col

10:55 AM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

T:

Ryan's sentencing in around August. Ryan is trying to appeal his conviction.
And it sounds to me that McNally is trying to botch Fitz’ case against Ryan. Keeping in mind that Ryan is a powerful man and has certain lawmakers, even attorneys, police officers, etc. in his back pocket. Now, we have a corrupted WH Administration but we live in a corrupted society with corrupted individuals and professionals. But, on a positive note, it is people like Fitz and many people of all walks of life that have separated themselves from the corrupted masses and refused to be unbrought and unbossed and to do the right thing. I am glad that the two Senators are probing an investigation into McNally!

BTW, Fitz, I cannot view your article. You have to be a subscriber and I am not a subscriber for the Chicago Tribute. I thought I let you know. I will go to the alternative sources to find an article about the 2 Senators...

10:56 AM  
Blogger Jackie said...

This is the kind of stuff that happens when you have that reaches all the way to the White House. Remember some people can be brought. Ryan has had 40 years with the GOP and they owe him. Fitz alot of appointments now are placed to overturn current cases. McNally sold his soul to the devil. The facts of guilty wont change with one liar. I know it feels bad when its one of your own but tell your staffers that when you start selling yourself to crooks they will continue to feed off of you. Look at Harriet Miers raise to the top on the back of George Bush. From Texas to the White House, nom. to the Supreme Court and now maybe getting fired by the new guy in charge. Appointments are just that even when your not qualified for the job. The person is at the will of who ever appointed them. Now Miss Miers will go back to Texas with memiors of what might have happen but didn't. What's that old song if you dance to the music don't you know you have to pay to the piper ask you MaMa. I think thats right the subway blogger would know. I forget sometimes.

10:59 AM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening folks!

Happy Friday!

In the news:

I thought that this is an excellent article that John Dean wrote about the Gerbil. Here are excerpts:

If Past Is Prologue, George Bush Is Becoming An Increasingly Dangerous President
By JOHN W. DEAN
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"Currently, President Bush is busy reshuffling his staff to reinvigorate his presidency. But if Dr. Barber's work holds true for this president -- as it has for others - the hiring and firing of subordinates will not touch the core problems that have plagued Bush's tenure."

"That is because the problems belong to the President - not his staff. And they are problems that go to character, not to strategy."

"Apparently, Bush does not realize that to lead he must continually renew his approval with the public. He is not, as he thinks, the decider. The public is the decider."

"What We Can Expect From Bush in the Future, Based on Barber's Model

"One possibility is that Dick Cheney will resign as Vice President for "health reasons," and become a senior counselor to the president. And Bush will name a new vice president - a choice geared to increase his popularity, as well as someone electable in 2008. It would give his sinking administration a new face, and new life."
"If there is no "October Surprise," I would be shocked. And if it is not a high-risk undertaking, it would be a first. Without such a gambit, and the public always falls for them, Bush is going to lose control of Congress. Should that happen, his presidency will have effectively ended, and he will spend the last two years of it defending all the mistakes he has made during the first six, and covering up the errors of his ways."
http://writ.news.findlaw.com/dean/20060421.html

TO TEST A MAN'S CHARACTER, GIVE HIM POWER-Abe Lincoln

2. My favorite. But, very rude of Cheney. The photo is on Thinkprogress.org:

Cheney takes a nap.

“Vice President Dick Cheney gets caught napping yesterday as Defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld and other White House aides leave a press briefing by President Bush and Chinese leader Hu Jintao. The veep’s people later insisted he was reading his notes.”
This is embarrassing. The heckler was arrested yesterday for speaking her mind and yet this butterball falls asleep during the press briefing!

11:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SPB:

All you do is register with a password and your e-mail and it will get you right on the site.
I am not a subscriber either.

11:46 AM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Interesting background of McNally? McNally was appointed U.S. attorney on an interim basis November of last year by the Bush administration. How interesting that the Gerbil puts McNally in the same tine of Ryan's trial. Furthermore, not only was McNally was witness to the defense but
"while McNally was in private practice, Ryan was a client and McNally was with Ryan at a Feb. 5, 2001, meeting in a downtown hotel where Ryan was interviewed by prosecutors and agents." I smell something is not right with McNally. McNally may have been apointed by the Gerbil Administration but so was Fitz. But, the difference between the two attorneys is one has integrity and the one doesn't. One cannot be brought and paid and the other can!

11:48 AM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Anon,

Thanks for the tip. I read the site too quickly. Some newspapers charge a fee and some don't. I'll go back and register. Thank you!

11:50 AM  
Anonymous In The Know... said...

James Comey who appointed his good friend, the godfather to his son, Patrick Fitzgerald as Special Counsel and gave him the power to do the job. He was not party to McNally's appointment nor a gerbil feeder.

Three cheers for Comey!

11:53 AM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

O.K. I read the Chicago Tribute. It is definitely a conflict of interest beween McNally and Ryan: -"Whether McNally violated procedure by failing to disclose a serious apparent financial conflict of interest with Winston & Strawn, the law firm that gave Ryan an estimated $20 million in free legal defense work." Nice timing for Ryan to put a rabbit at this hat to try to get his charges overturn.

On a side note to the bloggers at 12:53 pm. I agree that Comey picked the right person for the persona as U.S. Attorney (Fitz). We should commend Comey for a picking a person with such integrity. But, keep in mind that it is the character that important and just the person in which the Gerbil and company puts in. I believe action speaks louder than words. There are just as many Democrats in office or out of office that are corrupted as well as the GOP. It just happens that GOP corruption is coming more out of the woodwork! It is the character of the individual that is important!


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12:04 PM  
Anonymous Dr. Feelgood said...

I brought some "No-Doze" tablets for Darth Cheney.

1:01 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

And Darth Cheney is certainly going to need those "No-Doze." It was the most funniest and embarrassing for the Gerbil Administration. For a moment there, Cheney looked like he was dead as he was slumped over. He looked like he had "the big one."

1:43 PM  

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