Prosecutorial misconduct as political warfare?

Byron York says New evidence undermines feds’ case against Arizona. The U.S. is going after Arizona and that means investigation and target definition. The latest case is Joe Arpaio, Maricopa County Sheriff. Since “in September 2008, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, known as ICE, did its own investigation of Arpaio’s office — and gave it a clean bill of health,” the effort has been more towards the Libby thing: if we can’t get him on the facts, let’s get him on not helping us find ways to get him.

the Justice Department has not charged the sheriff’s office with violating anyone’s civil rights. Instead, Thursday’s lawsuit goes after Arpaio for allegedly failing to cooperate fully in the probe.

You’d think prosecutors would have something better to do … what this really says is that politics is gaining precedence over justice. The color of office is being misused.

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