President Barack Obama's appointees at the Justice Department lacked the political courage to stop a Bush-appointed federal prosecutor from indicting former Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) on campaign finance-related charges even though the prosecution's theory is completely unpredecented, Edwards's lawyers said in a court filing Tuesday.If that surprises you, you have not been paying attention my posts on this topic.
I told you months ago that the White House wanted this wrapped up quickly and that Mr. Edwards was refusing. And that this refusal created a real break with the White House.
This is probably not going to be the first filing about the White House (current White House) in this case. And Mr. Edwards and Mr. Obama are now on opposite sides -- two lawyers ready to do war for pubic opinion.
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