Posted 12 months ago on April 25, 2013, 8:10 p.m. EST by ZenDog
from South Burlington, VT
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Fox News reporter Greta Van Susteren asked Representative King about the appearance of Magistrate Marianne Bowler at the hospital bedside of the Marathon bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Kings response, as reported by The Washington Free Beacon:
PETER KING: My understanding the FBI did not invite the magistrate. The FBI was conducting its interrogation and the magistrate arrived which I think is unusual. I haven’t practiced law in awheel but I haven’t heard of a judge coming uninvited or unannounced to conduct an arraignment while interrogation is still going on. That is one of the issues. And also, apparently there was an Assistant U.S. Attorney with the magistrate. I don’t know if it this was arranged by the Attorney General for the Justice Department, it just raised very interesting issues.
This report has been echoed throughout the Fox News empire, and goes so far as to quote Janet Napolitano as claiming "Right Hand Didn't Know What Left Hand Was Doing"
On April 20, King was one of four elected representatives advocating for the intrusion of military authority in the pursuit of Justice.
This has the feel of a carefully choreographed political campaign, with the purpose, in this case,