Requesting Special Prosecutor for Illegal Use of Great Seal as Originally Reported by BRAD BLOG!
(Paging Mr. Starr...Paging Mr. Starr...Please Report Back to DOJ Immediately)
By Brad Friedman on 1/14/2005, 11:47am PT  

RAW STORY first reported this morning that Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee will deliver a formal request shortly to the Deptartment of Justice asking them to begin a criminal investigation into the activities of Ohio Sec. of State and Co-Chair of the State's Bush/Cheney Re-Elect Committee, J. Kenneth Blackwell!

That request has now been made, and is available to read [PDF] via the Democrat's U.S. House Judiciary Committee website.

In addition to the criminal investigation, they are asking that Justice Department Head John Aschcroft assign a special prosecutor in the matter of the Blackwell's apparently illegal use of the Great Seal of the United States as first reported by The BRAD BLOG on Wednesday!

According to RAW STORY's report...

Among other matters, the referral is to request an investigation into voter intimidation, improper voter purging, perjury, tampering with voting machines during Ohio's recount and Blackwell's misuse of the Great Seal of the United States in a campaign letter.

In the matter of misusing the Great Seal in violation of federal law, which was reported first by the Brad Blog earlier this week, the congressmen and women are seeking a special prosecutor.

Here is U.S. Code, Title 18, Part I, Chapter 33, § 713 on the "Use of likenesses of the great seal of the United States, the seals of the President and Vice President, the seal of the United States Senate, the seal of the United States House of Representatives, and the seal of the United States Congress".