Monday, March 26, 2007

Barack Obama has joined the call for a federal investigation into the handling of the Duke Lacrosse case

Lara Setrakian:

Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., in a written response to a constituent, said that an "independent inquiry is needed" into the conduct of Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong.

Nifong prosecuted and led the investigation into the alleged sexual assault of an exotic dancer at a lacrosse team party in March 2006.

Obama cited the fact that Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C., has already asked Attorney General Alberto Gonzales for a federal investigation into Nifong's conduct. ABC News has learned that similar requests have been made by Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., and Rep. Tom Feeney, R-Fla.

According to Obama's letter, Jones asked Gonzales to "review new evidence that Mr. Nifong withheld exculpatory DNA results from the defendants in order to determine if his conduct has illegally denied the students their civil rights as U.S. citizens under federal law."

Obama said of the call for a federal investigation that he "will be following its progress closely."

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At 10:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where was he last week, last month or last year? I can't imagine he was playing it safe until there was sufficient political cover. You'd think this guy was the 2nd Coming or something. All these "journalists" are nothing but a bunch of fluff girls with their bullshit articles. Check into Obama's voting record back in Illinois. I think just about avery single vote he cast was "Present."

At 12:17 PM, Anonymous Bill said...

Obama is probably only doing this for his own political benefit but lets hope that this will lead other Democrats to speak out against Nifong and this ridiculous case.


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