May 23, 2013
Court Which Issued Secret Subpoena for James Rosen's Emails Kept the Filings Secret for a Year and a Half Despite Being Ordered by Another Federal Court to Disclose the Documents
At The Conversation, reported by the Washington Post.
The judge who failed to follow the law has two things to say:
1. He's "sorry."
2. He is conducting a top-down inquiry to discover which of his nameless low-level employees is responsible:
Lamberth blamed a series of administrative errors and said a review of the “performance of the personnel involved is underway.”
Well. That's just wonderful.
Isn't it awfully funny how facts that could have embarrassed Barack Obama kept being inadvertently delayed until after the November 2012 elections?
It's always an accident, and it's always low-level employees.
Royce Lamberth does not appear to be strongly liberal; he is a Reagan appointee. Though note that a "conservative-leaning judge" tends to be, in reality, a liberalish country-club Republican.
Nevertheless, this is so foul-smelling that no, it's not too early to Raise Suspicions. Every time this Administration oversteps its Constitutional bounds "low-level employees," always acting on their own initiative and without oversight from any higher ups, take pains to conceal the scandal from the public.
And we're always told that the direct beneficiaries of such concealment had nothing at all to do with it.