“Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Peyton Thomas has emerged as Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s book-learnin’ alter-ego, working with Arpaio to criminally investigate, indict, and otherwise legally intimidate anyone who dares to question the fearless lawman (as well as, now, anyone who dares to question Thomas).  Thomas has gone after members of the Maricopa county council, journalists, even judges.  Last month, after two prosecutors in neighboring counties publicly criticized Thomas and Arpaio’s surreal, bumbling attempt at tyranny, Thomas threatened to criminally investigate them, too, calling their comments part of ‘an orchestrated campaign to pressure law enforcement in Maricopa County to drop charges against influential criminal defendants and suspects.'”