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D.C. Atty Gen Irvin Nathan — “No other involvement with Mrs. Gregory than that one event”

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Late last Friday afternoon, D.C. Attorney General Irvin Nathan released a letter determining not to prosecute David Gregory “despite the clarity of the violation of this important law.”

After the letter was released, Legal Insurrection discovered that Attorney General Nathan had participated in a mock trial event at the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, D.C. in April 2011 with Beth Wilkinson, the wife of David Gregory (who also was in attendance).

That raised the question as to whether there was any more extensive professional or social relationship, and whether the Attorney General should have recused himself from Gregory’s criminal investigation.

Former federal prosecutor William G. Otis wrote that that one event was enough to make recusal the better path given the nature of the case and the potential defendant, a position with which Paul Mirengoff agrees.

On Monday of this week I reached out to Attorney General Irvin, through his press spokesman Ted Gest, with the following questions:

1. To what extent did the Attorney General know the Gregories? We know the Attorney General and Mrs. Gregory (Beth Wilkinson) participated together in a mock trial at the Shakespeare Theater in April 2011. Did he have any other personal or professional interactions?

2. Did the Attorney General ever consider recusing himself from the decision whether to prosecute? If yes, why did he not recuse himself?



  1. Claudia

    January 17th, 2013

    Why am I not surprised?

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  2. Tim

    January 17th, 2013

    The law must not be very “important” if prosecution of a clear “violation” isn’t warranted.

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  3. Tim

    January 17th, 2013

    Oh, and I hope that the next negro who is prosecuted for this “important” law is paying attention to this obviously racist miscarriage of justice.

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  4. thirdtwin

    January 17th, 2013

    How special…AG Nathan gets to participate in a mock trial with Mrs. Gregory, and a mock investigation with Mr. Gregory. What a zany anecdote for the next Georgetown cocktail party.

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  5. Stranded in Sonoma

    January 17th, 2013

    Strangely enough, it’s not about impropriety. It’s about the appearance of impropriety. This is why people are called on to recuse themselves to remove even that appearance.

    But the ‘tards can’t understand that. To them, there is no such thing as impropriety by a fellow ‘tard, only by conservatives. And conservatives must be punished for even accidentally engaging in any activity that remotely resembles impropriety.

    Hypocrisy has no stigma to a democrat. When the ends justify the means, hypocrisy and impropriety become the drivers of progressive policies.

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  6. Bad Brad

    January 17th, 2013

    Once again proving that old adage, “It’s not who ya know, It’s who you blow.”

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  7. Dagney

    January 17th, 2013

    Some people blow brains out, some people blow, well, ya know.

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