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Washington, DC (APE) - In a stunning development today, federal authorities arrested special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald in conjunction with his ongoing investigation of the leaking of Valerie Plame's identity as an undercover CIA agent. Lawyers for I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, the only individual thus far charged in the ongoing investigation had filed a 24 page brief with the courts on Friday which claimed that the Special counsel had exceeded his authority. Early Monday morning, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales met with Federal Marshals who in turn took Mr. Fitzgerald into custody without incident.
A spokesperson for the Justice Department stated that the Defense team's charges had merit, and that they acted accordingly.
Officials are reportedly weighing the possibility of charging Fitzgerald with "terrorism" and having him detained indefinitely as an enemy combatant.
White House spokesperson Scott McClellan stated: "This type of behavior is exactly what former Justice O'Connor was hinting at early last month when she claimed that our very democracy was in danger. This is a very dangerous and deluded man, and this administration is proud to say that his reign of terror is at an end."