Reading through the New York Times a few days ago, I noticed an interesting nugget in the secret-CIA-prisons-in-Europe leak investigation that recently resulted in the firing of a senior official. Behold:
Ty Cobb, a Washington lawyer recently retained by the official, Mary O. McCarthy, who was fired last Thursday and escorted out of agency headquarters, said his client had never been granted access to the information she was accused of leaking, referring to material used in Pulitzer Prize-winning articles in The Washington Post about C.I.A. prisons.
Ty Cobb, eh? Further investigation divulged that Mr. Cobb is a partner at a high-powered Washington lawfirm who
worked with the defense on Whitewater and other Clinton-era scandals. And that he looks like Teddy Roosevelt.
Given that the “Georgia Peach” still holds the record for career batting average and is now mostly remembered for his violent temper and sharpened spikes, I’d say “Ty Cobb” is a good name for a successful litigator.
”She categorically denies leaking classified information,” Mr. Cobb said by telephone on Monday. ”She denies having access to the information attributed to her.”
It’s not exactly beating a cripple or stabbing a security guard, but still. Watch out, prosecutors!