Thursday, May 18, 2006

Where was Fitzgerald on Friday?

The whereabouts of Patrick Fitzgerald on Friday has become a bit of an issue, as he can’t be in two places at the same time.  Luskin suggests he may have been in Chicago.  On Monday, Hollinger Incorporated announced that it had signed a letter of agreement with the United States Attorney’s office in Chicago to obtain immunity from prosecution in return for ratting out Lord Black.  The letter agreement is dated May 15 and is signed by Fitzgerald and Hollinger’s lawyer in Chicago.  Assuming the lawyers drafted the document over the weekend, it would make sense for Fitzgerald to be in Chicago on Friday, negotiating the terms of the agreement, and then staying home for the weekend to sign the agreement on Monday.  Strange as it may seem, Fitzgerald may very well feel that his successful prosecution of Black is more important than his ongoing fishing expeditions with Rove.