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Why Did Obama’s DOJ Botch Roman Polanski’s Extradition?

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The Greenroom » Why Did Obama’s DOJ Botch Roman Polanski’s Extradition?

Quote(I see only two plausibilities, neither of which redounds to the credit of Attorney General Eric Holder or President Obama:

* The Justice Department reflexively withheld the testimony because top personnel were afraid the Swiss would seize upon it as proof that Polanski didn’t qualify to be extradited under Swiss law. This is “teen logic,” like a high-schooler having a fender bender, then parking the car on the street so Dad would think it was a hit-and-run in the middle of the night.
* Justice deliberately withheld the testimony to ensure that Polanski would not be extradited, would not stand trial again for the brutal rape and for fleeing prosecution, and would not be punished. It is at the very least curious that Polanski hired a new attorney, Reid Weingarten, four days after his arrest in Zurich… an attorney who is a “close friend of Attorney General Eric Holder.”

The Weingarten angle is tantalizing; did Holder’s pal broker a Washington deal to keep Polanski free? Did Holder agree — he does have a history of killing prosecutions, doesn’t he? — in order to keep faith with Obama’s supporters and donors among the Hollywood Left?)

Makes you think?
Interesting prognosis.
 
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