The federal judge’s own conclusions strongly suggest the former U.S. representative was wrongfully imprisoned, but the judge is apparently unwilling to challenge Obama’s Department of Justice.

Tucson Federal District Court Judge David Bury issued a decision December 30 denying a retrial for imprisoned former Congressman Rick Renzi of Arizona, the latest in developments I’ve been tracking over the last six months. Strangely Bury issued this decision while also admitting in his nine-page opinion that virtually everything factual Renzi had asserted in his motion for a retrial regarding the prosecution’s misconduct was true.

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