Saturday, August 29, 2009
Sic Semper Whistleblowers
"A Department of Justice whistle-blower who accused prosecutors of misconduct in the closely watched federal corruption trial of former Gov. Donald E. Siegelman of Alabama has been fired, and claims retaliation is the reason. The government denies it was retaliating. ... On June 1, [Tamarah Grimes] sent a letter to Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. that laid out her concerns in the case; that letter was included by the legal team for Mr. Siegelman in filings seeking a new trial", John Schwartz at the NYT, 9 July 2009, link: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/09/us/09siegelman.html.
Grimes was fired on 9 June, eight days after her letter to Holder. Aren't you impressed with the DOJ's integrity? Unfavorably, of course. Never believe anything the DOJ says if it can't independently corroborate it. And maybe not then. You never know if the DOJ is suborning perjury through a plea bargain.