Fitzgerald Deserves Top U.S. Law Post, Comey Says (Update3)
By Patricia Hurtado and David Voreacos
July 20 (Bloomberg) — Patrick Fitzgerald won the convictions of four Osama bin Laden associates in May 2001. In March, he got Lewis “Scooter” Libby. Last week, he nailed Conrad Black.
Fitzgerald, 46, isn’t saying what he’ll do next in his career. Friends and colleagues say he probably will remain a prosecutor rather than join a law firm. One colleague says Fitzgerald’s destiny may include the top law-enforcem ent job in the country: U.S. attorney general.
“I think he would make a spectacular attorney general,” said former Deputy U.S. Attorney General James Comey, now general counsel at Bethesda, Maryland-bas ed Lockheed Martin Corp., the world’s largest defense contractor. “He certainly is one of the very best federal prosecutors in America.”
Remaining a prosecutor would distinguish Fitzgerald from predecessors in the Chicago post. James Thompson became Illinois governor and chairman of Chicago’s Winston & Strawn. Dan Webb succeeded Thompson as chairman of the law firm, whose partners earn more than $1 million a year. Fitzgerald, son of an ex-Park Avenue doorman, makes $145,400. Yesterday, he eliminated one option, telling a radio show host he won’t run for public office.
Fitzgerald “doesn’t look at any of these cases as a springboard for something else,” said David Kelley, a former U.S. Attorney in New York who ran that office’s Organized Crime and Terrorism Unit with Fitzgerald. “He’s drawn upon his own innate sense of what is right and wrong.”If anyone in America still thinks the carpetbagging sumbitch named Alberto Gonzales can still uphold America's laws and protect it's people..they are part of the 20%ers that still drink the NeoCon Koolaid.
Tags: James Comey, DOJ, Patrick Fitzgerald, Fire Alberto Gonzales
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