Hat tip Daily Caller
"This is a formal notice that David Margolis, Associate Deputy Attorney General (ADAG) approved the recusal of the entire United States Attorney’s Office (USAO) for the Southern District of Alabama from the investigation and potential prosecution of Herman Thomas,” the email reads. "The resucal was authorized based on existing conflicts of interest or the appearance of conflicts of interest pertaining to the case.”
Daily Caller has picked up an article by a Mobile, Alabama alternative newspaper called Lagniappe, which has just disclosed information from a Freedom of Information request that raises yet another questionable action by the Justice Department-on their first day under the Obama administration. It concerns Herman Thomas, a judge in Alabama who was supposed to be prosecuted by the US Justice Department on civil rights charges.
So what is the conflict of interest? If it was the fact that Thomas had friends in high places in the local FBI and US Attorneys office, does that make him unprosecutable?