Oh, my – the investigator is apparently about to be investigated and if whispers are true – Mr. Comey is only one of many to come…
…Two Capitol Hill sources independently confirmed to TPM that Fitzgerald was serving as a lawyer for Comey.
…Comey’s handling of the criminal probe into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, including his public pronouncements about the probe before the 2016 election, are among the matters currently under scrutiny in a wide-ranging investigation by the DOJ’s inspector general.
Fitzgerald currently works in private practice at the white-shoe firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. His first major victory was his prosecution of Omar Abdel Rahman, the blind sheik, for the first World Trade Center bombing, which he followed up by leading investigations into as al Qaeda figures including Osama bin Laden in the trials stemming from the bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. As U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, he helped put behind bars former Illinois Govs. Rod Blagojevich (D) and George Ryan (R).
(It should be noted that both Blagojevich and Ryan became threats to Barack Obama’s then-entrance into national politics. Some have suggested the Obama Machine, with significant help from foreign agents, orchestrated what eventually became prison sentences for both men who were then used as examples for any others considering doing anything to damage Mr. Obama’s dramatic rise to political prominence.)