WASHINGTON – News flash: The prosecutor in the CIA leak case has given an exclusive interview.
Under a front-page headline that says "Alum Takes On The White House," The Owl of Regis High School in New York City profiled Patrick J. Fitzgerald, class of '78, in a 1,700-word story.
The prosecutor who obtained a grand jury indictment against Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff declared, "My job every day is to do the right thing."
Offering up more about himself than he has to anyone else in the media, Fitzgerald described himself as "a longtime Seinfeld fan." He advised the students at Regis: "As much as you take school seriously, you should not take yourself too seriously."
"Every day is new and every day is interesting," Fitzgerald told The Owl. "I love being a prosecutor; it is a great job, and it is very engaging."
As for the prosecution of I. Lewis Libby and the ongoing criminal investigation, Fitzgerald had nothing to say — which is a good thing.
A federal judge is unhappy with some contacts with the press by people involved in the Libby case and is considering imposing a gag order on prosecutors and defense attorneys.
Fitzgerald granted the interview to his old high school newspaper on Feb. 13. The story appeared in The Owl on April 5.
Randall Samborn, a spokesman for the prosecutor, said Tuesday he does not know the circumstances that led to the interview.