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I dare Mitt Romney to make Patrick Fitzgerald his Veep!

His father (also named Patrick Fitzgerald) worked as a doorman in Manhattan.  This guy would be an awesome candidate for political office or as a successor to Eric Holder!

Chicago, IL – Patrick Fitzgerald is stepping down as the U.S. attorney in Chicago.

In 1994, Fitzgerald became the prosecutor in the case against Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman and 11 others charged in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.  In 1996, Fitzgerald became the National Security Coordinator for the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. There, he served on a team of prosecutors investigating Osama bin Laden.[10] He also served as chief counsel in prosecutions related to the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.

While officially an independent, he was nominated  as Federal prosecutor by a Republican Senator.  Since then, Fitzgerald has overseen thousands of criminal prosecutions and led the cases against Illinois governors Rod Blagojevich and George Ryan, former Vice President Dick Cheney’s top aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby and media mogul Conrad Black. Patrick J. Fitzgerald ( was the federal prosecutor in charge of the investigation of the Valerie Plame Affair, which led to the prosecution and conviction of Vice President Dick Cheney‘s chief of staff Scooter Libby for perjury.[1][2]

In March 2007, it was revealed that Fitzgerald “was ranked among prosecutors who had ‘not distinguished themselves’ on a Justice Department chart sent to the White House in March 2005…”[25] This was revealed in light of an investigation of the December 2006 firings of several U.S. Attorneys by Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, perceived as being politically motivated and despite his previous Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service in 2002.[26]

 

 


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