Did David Gregory benefit from prosecutorial discretion or personal connections? [Darleen Click]
Interesting, that no where in DC AG Irvin Nathan’s letter attempting to explain the reasons for declining to prosecute does Nathan reveal his personal connection to the Gregory family.
It further undermines public confidence in such decisions to find out that Nathan knew Gregory and his wife, high-powered attorney Beth Wilkinson.
Anne dug up the connection in which in 2011 Nathan and Wilkinson participated together in a charity mock trial for the Washington, D.C. Shakespeare Theatre Company (emphasis in original):
In this town full of lawyers it should be no surprise that this event sold out in 44 seconds….. The attorneys were Beth Wilkinson a partner at Paul Weiss (and wife of David Gregory, aka the Silver Fox, who was snapping pictures like a proud hubby!) and Irv Nathan, Acting Attorney General for DC. Both were hilarious and Beth looked so great in her black dress and patent leather heels, I was totally motivated to stick to my overly arduous diet.
A prosecutor I know, and have worked with, wrote this to friends today:
One of the things that offends me most as a prosecutor is the unequal application of law depending on the status of the individual. So the D.C. Attorney General will not prosecute reporter Gregory because they claim he was holding and displaying an illegal high-capacity magazine for First Amendment purposes? What if he were holding some other contraband on TV such as a kilo of cocaine or a stack of child pornography? Same result? I am ashamed of being associated with other prosecutors who have double standards. See the article for the “justifications” in the Attorney General’s letter.Tags: david gregory, gun control, irvin nathan, nbc, nra, sandy hook