The NY Post, which whatever else it is has good sources in NYC, is reporting that the charges will be dropped against Dominique Strauss-Kahn within the next couple of weeks:
Prosecutors will agree to drop the charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn — either on his next court date in two weeks or even sooner, according to a top investigator in the case who called the eventual dismissal “a certainty.”
“We all know this case is not sustainable,” the source told The Post exclusively yesterday.
“Her credibility is so bad now, we know we cannot sustain a case with her,” the source said, referring to the Guinean hotel maid who accused Strauss-Kahn of trying to rape her in his plush Midtown hotel suite — shocking charges that got the international banker bounced as head of the IMF and also derailed, at least for now, his bid to become president of France.
“She is not to be believed in anything that comes out of her mouth — which is a shame, because now we may never know what happened in that hotel room,” said the source, who is at the center of the investigation and would speak only on the condition of anonymity.
“Did [Strauss-Kahn] use force? Was there actually a crime? I don’t think we’ll ever know.”
In what may be a sign that a new meme is being developed in the press, along the lines of what I have written about the handling of the case, The Post further reports:
Only eight days ago did the maid’s story fall apart, according to two top investigators on the case, and Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance Jr. made what they termed the courageous decision to inform the defense and agree to release Strauss-Kahn without bail.
Officials realized that for six weeks, ever since the May 14 incident, she had bamboozled some of the best minds in the storied Manhattan DA’s Office, including a trio of seasoned top investigators with a combined 75 years in the business — Joan Illuzzi-Orbon, Ann Prunty and Chief DA Investigator Rob Mooney.
Vance “put his very best, most intelligent people on this — and eventually, we found the truth,” said one top investigator.
Update: Hmmm…. the accuser has sued the NY Post for reporting that she was a prostitute.