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Friday, October 19, 2007

A Powerful Voice on Political Prosecution

Richard Thornburgh, a former attorney general under President George H.W. Bush, evidently is prepared to testify that the Justice Department of George W. Bush engages in political prosecutions.

Scott Horton, of Harper's, writes today about Thornburgh's expected testimony, which originally was reported in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Thornburgh's testimony is expected to focus on the Cyril Wecht prosecution in Pennsylvania. Cases in Alabama (Don Siegelman) and Wisconsin (Georgia Thompson) are expected to be at the heart of an investigation by the U.S. House Judiciary Committee.

Former Alabama U.S. Attorney Doug Jones also is expected to testify on Tuesday.

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