Ashcroft sued for "gross mismanagement" of war on terrorism

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  1. numediaman macrumors 6502a

    Jan 5, 2004
    Chicago (by way of SF)
    Federal prosecutor sues Ashcroft
    Lawsuit alleges Justice Dept. interfered with terrorism case

    The Associated Press
    Feb. 17, 2004

    WASHINGTON - A federal prosecutor in a major terrorism case in Detroit has taken the rare step of suing Attorney General John Ashcroft, alleging the Justice Department interfered with the case, compromised a confidential informant and exaggerated results in the war on terrorism.

    Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard Convertino of Detroit accused the Justice Department of "gross mismanagement" of the war on terrorism in a lawsuit filed late Friday in federal court in Washington . . . .
  2. mactastic macrumors 68040


    Apr 24, 2003
    Yeah, I was reading through this yesterday. Not good for our street 'cred' regarding the War On Terror. Of course that credibility has been dragged through the sand already, but that's another matter.

    A few parts of the article that stood out to me:
    And this little gem that is so similar to the outing of Valerie Plame it's scary. Do these guys use this as a regular tactic or what?
    Nice going Justice Department. Way to make me feel safer every day.

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