1. Ken Rhodes says

    I think the theory is that loyalty to Christie was the motivator, but Christie was not the requestor.

    So if you think the monkey outside was acting on his own, while the organ grinder was inside the Starbucks getting his coffee, you grill the monkey.

    • Ed Whitney says

      If the monkey was acting on his own, the organ grinder will fire him for cause and will do so at once, with a strong disavowal of what the monkey did. Within a few days, we will find out if this occurs.

      • Freeman says

        Good point. On the other hand, the organ grinder always sends the monkey out to do his dirty work (like pick the pockets of the crowd), so I don’t assign a whole lot of weight to the “monkey acting on his own” theory. Of course, once the monkey is caught in the act, the organ grinder is compelled to blame the monkey either way.

  2. says

    It’s somewhat premature to call CC. There’s a reason that prosecutions move on witnesses in a conspiracy from the bottom up: Small fry are not nearly as invested in a conspiracy and can be offered relatively “cheap” concessions to get them to roll over on those in superior positions in the conspiracy. Offer the small fry immunity from prosecution and they begin to rat on their superiors.