Friday, May 19, 2006

WHITE HOUSE KNEW RNC PAID CONVICTED OPERATIVE'S LEGAL BILLS -- "The former chairman of the Republican National Committee remembers telling someone at the White House that he had decided to have the RNC pay the legal defense bills for convicted phone-jamming conspirator James Tobin, but he can’t remember who."

This issue of an entity paying the legal bills of its criminal defendant employees, has also surfaced in the KPMG case pending in New York. There the judge wonders whether the DOJ's tactics in discouraging the payment of legal fees is constitutional.

Obviously the PR is different in the political, rather than corporate, context. But should it be?