Not Just A Bad Idea
... According at least to the Times's Adam Cohen, who identifies four ways in which the firing of eight US attorneys may be worthy of a Special Prosecutor's attentions.
In law schools, it is common to give an exam called the “issue spotter,” in which students are given a set of facts and asked to identify all the legal issues and possible crimes. The facts about the purge are still emerging. But based on what is known — and with some help from Congressional staff members and Stephen Gillers, a law professor at New York University — it was not hard to spot that White House and Justice Department officials, and members of Congress, may have violated 18 U.S.C. §§ 1501-1520, the federal obstruction of justice statute.
And to think we had 'scandal fatigue' before..