Constitutional Lawyer: Special Prosecutor Needed to Probe IRS

Thursday, 16 May 2013 06:14 PM

By Bill Hoffmann

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There is no question that a special prosecutor must be appointed to probe the Justice Department's secret seizure of phone records from journalists at the Associated Press, top constitutional lawyer Michael Connelly says.

"There needs to be a special prosecutor appointed here because, obviously, you can’t have [U.S. Attorney General] Eric Holder investigating Eric Holder or investigating the White House,'' Connolly told "The Steve Malzberg Show'' on Newsmax TV.

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"Because we don’t know where this originated; whether it was Holder or it was within the White House itself. So there needs to be a special prosecutor appointed.''

Connolly, who serves as Executive Director of the United States Justice Foundation, said if that doesn't happen, then "Congress get more aggressive than ever in investigating exactly what’s going on here.''

Connolly doesn't believe the Justice Department's claim that they obtained the Associated Press phone records to find out who had been leaking classified information that compromised United States security.

"It had to do with Eric Holder wanting to find out who they were talking to, whether or not they were talking to certain conservative members of Congress, who else they were talking to that might be whistleblowers within the administration,'' Connolly said.

"This was a clear violation of the right to privacy of the people who were targeted and it’s a clear violation of freedom of the press.''

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