X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
Chicago — U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald sidestepped questions Thursday about recent news reports that he received a mediocre ranking in an evaluation by a U.S. Justice Department official, saying “it really is not that big a deal to me.” The March 2005 Justice Department rankings came to light recently amid a congressional firestorm over the part they may have played in the department’s firing of U.S. attorneys last year. “I think I’ve done the best job I can,” Fitzgerald said at the end of a press conference on an unrelated indictment of a retired Chicago Streets and Sanitation Department commissioner. In his first Chicago press conference since winning a perjury conviction in Washington against Lewis Libby, a former aide to Vice President Dick Cheney, Fitzgerald said he was simply getting back to work in Chicago. “I’ve just stepped out of the D.C. fishbowl and I’m not looking to plunge back in,” he said, with respect to the Justice rankings. “I’m going to let that sort itself out in D.C. and obviously there’s some important issues to be resolved.” He said he was heartened to be receiving additional funding for his office to recoup some that was lost and will evaluate the possibility for hiring in light of that relief and any departing personnel.

This content has been archived. It is available exclusively through our partner LexisNexis®.

To view this content, please continue to Lexis Advance®.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber? Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® is now the exclusive third party online distributor of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® customers will be able to access and use ALM's content by subscribing to the LexisNexis® services via Lexis Advance®. This includes content from the National Law Journal®, The American Lawyer®, Law Technology News®, The New York Law Journal® and Corporate Counsel®, as well as ALM's other newspapers, directories, legal treatises, published and unpublished court opinions, and other sources of legal information.

ALM's content plays a significant role in your work and research, and now through this alliance LexisNexis® will bring you access to an even more comprehensive collection of legal content.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]

 
 

ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2020 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.