Irvin B. Nathan, the Attorney General of Washington DC, recently announced that David Gregory will not face prosecution for waving a banned high-capacity magazine during a broadcast of “Meet the Press.”

Someone who claims to be Nathan began tweeting earlier today:

Most of the tweets sound real, and so far nobody has questioned the legitimacy of the account.

We have our doubts.

To our ears, this tweet sounds like an attempt at humor (and a pretty good one at that):

The account is unverified and is brand new. Twitchy verdict: It’s probably a fake.

But, hey, we could be wrong.

What do you think? Leave a comment below.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/tony.mareshie Tony Mareshie

    However, selective prosecution is unconstitutional. Also, demonstrating favoritism in deciding to prosecute is unethical.

  • Joe W.

    Fake…

  • jfcarr

    Fake but accurate

  • jfcarr

    Fake but accurate

  • TheAmishDude

    The last tweet was just deleted.

  • TheAmishDude

    The last tweet was just deleted.

  • susan schneider

    you people need to understand Gregory’s wife knows the Attorney General….. no more explanation needed

    • TheAmishDude

      The lawyer-government complex. You can really point to American law schools as the source of evil in the modern world.

    • TheAmishDude

      The lawyer-government complex. You can really point to American law schools as the source of evil in the modern world.

    • $22639970

      Gregory’s wife probably blows the AG, as well.

  • susan schneider

    you people need to understand Gregory’s wife knows the Attorney General….. no more explanation needed

  • TheAmishDude

    I dunno. Other than the “sternly worded letter” tweet, it looks genuine. However, it is a brand new account.

    Also, I may be wrong, the person who RTed it might have un-RTed it.

  • TheAmishDude

    I dunno. Other than the “sternly worded letter” tweet, it looks genuine. However, it is a brand new account.

    Also, I may be wrong, the person who RTed it might have un-RTed it.

  • ChampionCapua

    Hmm. Is representing yourself as the AG of DC a prosecutable crime? Probably not…in DC.

    • $22639970

      What self-respecting person would falsely claim to the Atty. General of Washington, D.C.? Wouldn’t that be a lot like falsely claiming to be a pimp in a Tijuana bordello?

  • ChampionCapua

    Hmm. Is representing yourself as the AG of DC a prosecutable crime? Probably not…in DC.

  • Steve_J

    There are two levels of justice in DC. If not how does he explain people being prosectued for being in possession of high capacity magazines but not Gregory?

  • Steve_J

    There are two levels of justice in DC. If not how does he explain people being prosectued for being in possession of high capacity magazines but not Gregory?

  • WisconsinPatriot

    The Nathan family and the Gregory family are close friends. I smell rat soup.

  • WisconsinPatriot

    The Nathan family and the Gregory family are close friends. I smell rat soup.

  • stuckinIL4now

    If it is real then Nathan should be in some kinda big trouble. But then the same “discretion” likely would be applied to him as well, just more prosecutorial nepotism, partiality, preferential treatment–favoritism.

  • stuckinIL4now

    If it is real then Nathan should be in some kinda big trouble. But then the same “discretion” likely would be applied to him as well, just more prosecutorial nepotism, partiality, preferential treatment–favoritism.

  • R0nin

    I don’t see anything here which doesn’t echo what he said in the press. So if it is a fake account, they’re not lampooning him.

    He can explain it any way he wants, it’s still unjust to arrest service members for the same (or lesser) thing, then give a member of the press a “stern talking to” and let him off the hook.

  • http://twitter.com/1RandiStarr Randi Starr

    A corrupt lawyer.oh no.

  • lainer51

    what’s fake is the justice system in DC; what’s real is the slogan – “It’s not who you know, it’s who you ****!!

  • Joe

    That would mean there is corruption in DC… perish the thought 😀

  • http://twitter.com/Jefffrye2 Jeff frye

    99.9% Fake in the last post he/she the Attorney General types,”informing him(THIS A) one-time exception.” Does this sound like something a Attorney would say??

  • kelly curtis

    I’m really starting to think some of these people need to be put out to pasture. WTF do they think this is? Mexico? They sure as hell are trying to make it look like it is!

  • http://www.facebook.com/richard.lower.75 Rick Lower

    seems like he sticking to his lame excuse, somebone is lining his liberal pockets

  • TheKingJAK

    That parking thing is no joke. Back in the day when I was a kid they gave my Mother a parking ticket for being in a “No Parking” zone, despite the fact that the alleged “No Parking” sign had faded to nothing more than a blank, white circle. We had to spend all day in court, and still didn’t get through the line to see the judge. Luckily the Officer watching my Sis and I, was a very cool dude, and he said to just mail it in, and we did that and won. This reporter didn’t even have to lift his pinky for actually breaking a crime that he supposedly knew about ahead of time, oh boy, how great it must be to sit upon the almighty throne of hypocritical hill dwellers.

  • ted1478

    oooooooooooooooooo, a “sternly worded letter.” I am sure Gregory is shaking in his boots!

  • OuTcAsT

    The REAL question is : Was the magazine loaded, or unloaded. If loaded, it might be considered contraband, if not it is no more illegal than an empty bong.

    • 1SkepticalChick

      Not according to DC law. Just the magazine alone is illegal.

  • shimauma

    some animals are more equal than others I guess…

  • shimauma

    some animals are more equal than others I guess…