Monday, October 17, 2005

The Bush Crime Family?

According to Wikipedia, “The act of engaging in criminal activity as a structured group is referred to in the U.S. as racketeering.”

Does this mean that Patrick Fitzgerald may have the option of charging the White House Iraq Group, also known as WHIG, with racketeering under the RICO statute? I know that the act of bringing charges under the RICO statute involves a lot of hoop jumping and clearance from the Attorney General’s Office (read: you must get past Alberto Gonzales first), but it seems to me the possibility is there.

Do I think Fitzgerald will charge the Bush Administration with racketeering? No. But the fact that it may be possible should concern us all.

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