I know this is just your garden-variety legal wrangling, or at least it is when you can afford high-powered attorneys, but it makes me laugh anyway. Scooter Libby’s lawyers argued that special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald had been given too much power and that the President should have appointed an investigator with the Senate’s approval. Uh huh. That would have worked well.
[Judge Reggie B.] Walton said there must be a way to appoint special prosecutors to ensure that “the perception of fairness withstands the scrutiny of the American public” when high-level government officials are investigated for alleged wrongdoing.