Watch the John McTiernan documentary blaming Karl Rove for Pellicano scandalTue Apr 14, 2009 @ 01:48PM PST
By Eriq Gardner
The NY Times reports today that John McTiernan, the "Die Hard" director who was threatened with jail time by prosecutors for lying about his connection to Pellicano, believes the entire case was a conspiracy cooked up by Karl Rove to persecute Democrats. McTiernan goes so far as to finger the Bush Administration's need to make a pre-emptive strike against Hillary Clinton's presidential candidacy as a motivating factor for the prosecutions associated with Pellicano. And not just Pellicano, but also the Eliot Spitzer affair and others.
- Conservatives became interested in Pellicano after allegations emerged that Hillary Clinton hired Pellicano to investigate Bill Clinton's alleged affairs.
- The case against Pellicano was stalled so that it would take place in the spring of 2008, right around the presidential election.
- The government orchestrated a change of judges in the case.