On Monday, here in the shebeen, we discussed a decision by the Department of Justice not to prosecute Wilbur Ross, the occasionally narcoleptic Secretary of Commerce in the last administration*, for fudging, at best, his testimony in front of Congress regarding the possible addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. This was drawn from an Associated Press dispatch, and we discussed it in the context of current Attorney General Merrick Garland’s seeming reluctance to hold any of the miscreant employees of Camp Runamuck to legal account. (We still hold this position, by the way.) We also discussed why “Looking Forward, Not Back” has proven to be a catastrophic strategy over the past several decades.
On Tuesday morning, the AP attached the following correction to the story in question.
This story has been corrected to reflect that the decision not to prosecute Ross was made by the Department of Justice during the Trump administration, not the Biden administration.
As it turns out, what the AP told us was a mysterious decision by the current DOJ was really a completely predictable and typical decision by the previous one, where in dozens of shovels were employed for four years turning over the soil in a garden of noxious weeds. Apologies to the company for passing along the bad info.
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