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When explosive report today detailing alleged misconduct.
By the Justice Department in the -- case against the late Alaska senator Ted Stevens the report is alleging that federal prosecutors.
Evidence to intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge is live in Washington with more on -- -- -- thank you -- good morning -- so combing through this report but its bottom line is that there was clear and intentional misconduct by prosecutors.
In that case and a short time ago we heard from the lawyer for the late Ted Stevens who characterize the misconduct as egregious -- Iran that could never be righted.
And he also said the problems went beyond today's report.
The focus of the investigation was a very narrow law.
The judge said to this investigator.
Whether there was a violation.
Of a court order is -- criminal violation should there be a criminal contempt.
-- -- -- -- -- -- As a reminder the late senator was found guilty in 2008 -- failing to report gifts from an oil industry executive.
He nearly lost his bid for reelection at the time he was the longest serving Republican in the senate.
And he later died in a plane crash alternately after his death it was shown the prosecutors did not provide the defense with evidence that would have helped their case quote.
The investigation and prosecution of US senator Ted Stevens were permeated by the systematic concealment of significant exculpatory evidence.
Which would -- independently independently corroborated senator stevens' defense and his testimony.
From the late senator's wife this morning this quote a team of federal prosecutors denied him the constitutional rights guaranteed to all of our citizens.
My husband also a formal federal prosecutor very much want -- to read this report I am saddened that he is not able to do so.
And also a short time ago the Justice Department weighing in a spokeswoman said it would be quote another injustice to -- the thousands of hard working men and women.
In that department and the FBI with the bad -- of -- few.
Those bad acts were characterized as a rare occurrence but if that's the case -- certainly with pros and cons consequences.
Based on its report and we'll consider all the statements Catherine thank you.
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