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Because there were the coaltion negotiations and the SPD wanted a post for Edathy? And then Friedrich was fair and informed them that they might have a major scandal on their hands in a few weeks  there were results of the investigation. Imagine the headlines...

And so Edathy noticed that he hadn't got the post, and there were press reports about investigations against the Canadian site. Not too difficult to get the implications, isn't it? It is possible that nobody gave him a hint. And so he let his lawyer inquire if there was an investigation, and that 1) he had never had purchased illegal material, and 2) what he had purchased was destroyed, and 3) that he was never in the possession of illegal material. And from that moment it was clear that a search would not make any sense.

This is speculation of course, but I think not implausible. It is just to show that the facts aren't clear at all.

Oh, the irony: perhaps Friedrich resigned because he did something right for the first time in his career? All the things he did not resign for, although he had plenty of reason by normal standards (not his)...

by Katrin on Sat Feb 15th, 2014 at 04:52:05 PM EST
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Because there were the coaltion negotiations and the SPD wanted a post for Edathy? And then Friedrich was fair and informed them that they might have a major scandal on their hands in a few weeks there were results of the investigation.

Wouldn't that make Friedrich even more likely to want to alert the CDU or CSU leaders of someone among their own ranks?

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Sun Feb 16th, 2014 at 05:31:06 AM EST
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Yes, perhaps. I am not sure that there is criminal behaviour involved at all, that's why I am unable to be really upset at Friedrich's behaviour in this case. And that's the guy who covered up the NSA affair as best as he could and wasn't forced to resign then. Grr.
by Katrin on Sun Feb 16th, 2014 at 06:56:49 AM EST
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