Apr 6, 2006

Just The Facts, Please...

"You know the results of the latest Gallup Poll? Half the country never even heard of the word Watergate. Nobody gives a shit. You guys are probably pretty tired, right? Well, you should be. Go on home, get a nice hot bath. Rest up... 15 minutes. Then get your asses back in gear. We're under a lot of pressure, you know, and you put us there. Nothing's riding on this except the, uh, first amendment to the Constitution, freedom of the press, and maybe the future of the country. Not that any of that matters, but if you guys fuck up again, I'm going to get mad. Goodnight." - Ben Bradlee - All The President's Men
Full Coverage... - I think this story might becoming newsworthy
"This is a very serious matter and compromising national security information is a very serious matter. But the need to get to the bottom of what happened and whether national security was compromised by inadvertence, by recklessness, by maliciousness is extremely important. We need to know the truth. And anyone who would go into a grand jury and lie, obstruct and impede the investigation has committed a serious crime." - Yours truly
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Blogger Anonymous said...

Did he really say that Mr. Fitzgerald? I read the documents posted on other sites and news accounts and they say he didn't say he was authorized to out a CIA agent.

Quote from CNN.com below:

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vice President Dick Cheney's former top aide told prosecutors that his boss said President Bush authorized the leak of sensitive intelligence information about Iraq, according to court papers filed by prosecutors in the CIA leak case.

Before his indictment, I. Lewis Libby testified to the grand jury investigating the CIA leak that Cheney told him to pass on information and that it was Bush who authorized the disclosure, the court papers say. According to the documents, the authorization led to the July 8, 2003, conversation between Libby and New York Times reporter Judith Miller.

There was no indication in the filing that either Bush or Cheney authorized Libby to disclose Valerie Plame's CIA identity.

12:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Patience, grasshopper.

12:18 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Well since Libby is only charged with obstruction of Justice Fitz you've won that case. Is Libby lying or telling the truth as Grandmanuk said there goes that I can't remember defense. As for Bush/Cheney's part in the leak well now there is probale cause. Just stating the authorized release is reason to check, as only Bush/Cheney can classify or declassify. As jail looks likely for Libby others will likely come forward. Dr, Evil is right as this case goes to trial only a jury can answer as to who would a reasonable person believe as honest. Did Bush/Cheney/Rove do, know, say anything to anybody about Ms. Plame? Or was Bush/Cheney/Rove shocked to learn that someone would leak a corvert opertive's name who was currently working undercover with Iran secrets? We just have to wait for Fitz/Court to release those details. For those that support Bush good luck, for those that support Justice good luck too.

12:20 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

And Bob Woodward, Ben Bradlee, and Carl Bernstein surely brought down the Nixon Administration from the Watergate scandal and thanks to Deep Throat, now identified as, Mark Felt. Fitz, your case is a Watergate replica. History does repeat itself. Different times and era but same strategy and some same players. Loved the movie "All the President's Men" and reading Woodward's book "The Secret Man." Very educational and so real today. With Mark Felt's help, Woodward, Bradlee, and Bernstein and the Washington Post brought down Nixon and now you, Berkowitz, Earle, Lourie, and others will bring down the Administration with all the current cases all intertwine with one another. And those cases have one thing in common: the corrupted Administration!

Cheers!

12:22 PM  
Anonymous jodi said...

Anyway you look at it, this is a huge political bomb for Bush.
Just heard on CNN, Jeffrey Toobin, political analyst says that Bush and Cheney could be called to testify at the trial in January 2007.

12:22 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Jodi,

This is a huge bomb for Bush. As Fitz said from his comments that this is a serious matter. And the Bush Administration will go down as the most corrupted Administraion in history. They all will bring to justice. Unfortunately, the American people will be paying the ultimate price from the lies and deception by the Administration. And that is truly sad.

12:28 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

The very fact that that PJF was allowed by the judge to expand this investigation based on WHAT HE ALREADY KNEW, convinces me that the spider has
been weaving the web to catch all of them in their lies. I know, I know, PATIENCE.....

It's paying off!

12:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How come they don't call in Guckert since he was said to have the Plame 'CIA agent' news first? Pillow talk on the overnights?

12:35 PM  
Blogger Anonymous said...

All this speculation of doom and gloom and Bush goes to bed tonight at 9:00 PM sharp and has dreams of sugar plums dancing in his head. The doomsayers have been predicting the demise of Bush for over 5 years yet he continues to get up every morning and do his job. I read the Court documents and I didn't see anything of the magnitude that is being protrayed on this blog. I'm accused of not being factual, ha! ha!. "Factual" is a foreign word on this blog.

12:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sure, sure he takes plenty of vacation time....and is addicted to jet fuel, too.

12:37 PM  
Anonymous jodi said...

Looks like Dr Evil is drinking too much of the Republican Kool-Aid again.
I seriously doubt that Bush is getting much restful sleep these days.
He looks like Hell.

12:41 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Jodi,
And he may yearn for the bottle in the meantime. Not good for the commander-in-chief this week...

12:43 PM  
Blogger Anonymous said...

The Democrats must have taken McKinney to the Woodshed:

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Rep. Cynthia McKinney apologized on the House floor Thursday for a confrontation with a Capitol Police officer last week.

"There should not have been any physical contact in this incident," McKinney said.

"I am sorry that this misunderstanding happened at all, and I regret its escalation and I apologize," she said surrounded by colleagues on the House floor.

12:48 PM  
Anonymous guckert said...

Who leaked my nickname "sugar plum"?

12:49 PM  
Anonymous jodi said...

SPB:

Not good indeed. Bush probably regrets that he wakes up in the morning.
Every day is looking bleaker than the next.
So much for the sugarplums dancing in his head! LOL!

12:49 PM  
Blogger Anonymous said...

WASHINGTON (AP) -- House-passed legislation could put tight financial constraints on the nonprofit political groups that relied on millionaire donors to vault to a prominent role in the 2004 presidential elections.

The Republican-backed legislation, approved Wednesday on a narrow 218-209 vote, would require those groups, known as "527s," to register as political committees and abide by campaign funding limits.

12:50 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Fitz,

Your recent posting of the article from Yahoo sounds like a version of the Albert and Costello show. And now the little soldier is saying that Bush authorized sensitive intelligence information. Let's be honest here. Can we really trust the little soldier testimony on this new found information? I think not! Whether Cheney, The Gerbil, or anyone leak Plame's identity and/or leaking classfied information of intelligence info, the fact remains is that all of those players are connected to and/or the CIA Leak case in one shape or form. And the little soldier just don't get it of what he is being charged with: lying to the grand jury! He is going round and round and round in this case and not getting the results that he wants (definition of insanity).

12:56 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

SPB:
I am amazed that his "memory" suddenly came back! He must be running out of the cold cash, huh?

1:02 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Fitz:
Just curious, what color tie did you wear today to match "those" socks? :)

1:05 PM  
Blogger Anonymous said...

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (AP) -- President Bush, told by a critic he should be ashamed of his policies, defended the government's secret eavesdropping program Thursday and said he would not apologize for listening in on the phone and e-mail conversations of Americans talking to people with suspected al Qaeda links.

1:13 PM  
Blogger teak said...

Maybe Senator Pat Roberts, lapdog and cover-up boy to BushCo., gave him some of those 'memory pills' he had stuck in someone's face on one of the Sunday morning news shows.

1:13 PM  
Anonymous e said...

honest and trustworthy

in the toilet

CNN words used in describing situation

1:15 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Yeah, all of sudden this memory expect cured the litlle soldier? a miracle? Yeah, right.. Anyway, more shakeup in the GOP:

Several House Republicans call for debate on Iraq war, breaking with GOP leadership

"One Republican signing on is Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC), who famously helped coin the term "Freedom Fries" after France declined to support U.S. war efforts in Iraq."
And
"Three other members have also agreed to sign -- Rep. Wayne Gilcrest (R-MD), Rep. Jim Leach (R-IA) and Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), a libertarian maverick."

"Of late, more Republican members of Congress have said the Iraq war and President Bush's approval ratings are becoming liabilities to their reelection campaigns."
http://www.rawstory.com/news/2006/Several_House_Republicans_call_for_debate_0405.html

On a side note: Speaking of the little soldier, I was reading about the contributions to his defense:" There are no contribution limits and contributions are not tax deductible. Contributors to the Trust should consult their own tax advisors regarding any potential gift tax consequences." Well, this is a bummer for everyday working folks for tax break but a win win for Libby's corporate buddies!

1:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Five comments- that's all for you Dr Evil.

1:16 PM  
Blogger Anonymous said...

Staff members for a champion of the right to privacy and a leading critic of identity theft fraudulently obtained the credit report of a rising black political star. Your turn for tough questions, Sen. Schumer.

While the media focus on House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's alleged skirting of campaign laws to get Republicans elected, former Education Secretary Bill Bennett's alleged racially insensitive hypothetical regarding blacks, crime and abortion, and Sen. Bill Frist's recent sale of stock, a real crime against a black politician has been committed in virtual silence.

Sen. Charles Schumer, Democrat of New York, is chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), and it's his job to get Democrats elected in hopes of wresting Senate control from the GOP. Michael Steele is lieutenant governor of Maryland, and the DSCC, and along with most everyone else, expects Steele to run for the open seat of retiring Sen. Paul Sarbanes.

Steele, an African American, is a rising star in a Republican party regularly accused of racial insensitivity if not outright racism, a party that thought so highly of him and his political future that it chose him to be the deputy permanent chairman of the 2004 Republican Convention.

1:19 PM  
Blogger Anonymous said...

SENATOR CHUCK SCHUMER had just finished his last sputtering of outrage at the nomination of John Roberts to the Supreme Court when news broke that the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, which he chairs, had a small problem. Newsday and the New York Post both reported that the DSCC was in illegal possession of the credit report for Maryland's Republican Lieutenant Governor Michael Steele. Two of Schumer's staffers, Katie Barge and Lauren Weiner, used Steele's Social Security number to fraudulently get his credit history.

1:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Starting to wonder if I could earn some extra money too by being a paid troll....;-0

1:26 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

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1:42 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

More this is interesting from Thinkprogress.org regarding the current Libby case. Just to add on Fitz' other articles , this is about Scotty McFelon in connected with Libby:

Libby Pressured McClellan To Issue Statement ‘Exonerating Him’

"Another piece of interesting information buried in yesterday’s filing by Patrick Fitzgerald: Scooter Libby “implored White House officials to have a public statement issued exonerating him” even though “had in fact played in disclosing Ms. Wilson’s CIA employment.”
"He (Libby) went so far as giving Press Secretary Scott McClellan a (somewhat poetic) hand-written note:

'People have made too much of the difference in
How I described Karl and Libby
I’ve talked to Libby.
I said it was ridiculous about Karl
And it is ridiculous about Libby.
Libby was not the source of the Novak story.
And he did not leak classified information.'

"According to Fitzgerald, on October 4, 2003, 'as a result of defendant’s request' McClellan told the press corps he had talked to Libby, Karl Rove and Elliot Abrams and “those individuals assured me that they were not involved in this.”

Fitz, I know that you are going to ask for Scotty McFelon again that he has some 'splaining to do. But, great detective work by Truthprogress.org. Scotty should be worried....

1:44 PM  
Anonymous cjt said...

Dr. E it's small potatos compared to the other parties troubles just like McKinney is.


Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, Maryland Democrat, called the incident "deceitful, despicable and wrong," but applauded committee leaders for recognizing the mistake and encouraging the staffers to resign.
Sen. Charles E. Schumer of New York, who is chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, is also the lead sponsor of a bill to prevent identity theft.
In June, he demanded that Congress act on his bill in light of a MasterCard breach that exposed millions of credit card records.

----------------------------------

Researcher Will Face Charges in Steele Case
Whitney C. Ellerman, an attorney for Weiner, said his client plans to plead guilty to a misdemeanor under an agreement with prosecutors that could result in the charge being dismissed in a year.
"She basically made a mistake, and she is accepting responsibility for that mistake," Ellerman said. "She wants to get on with her life."

Ellerman said Steele's credit report was destroyed and not disseminated to anyone.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/03/15/AR2006031502487.html

1:48 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Now look at them yo-yo's that's the way you do it
You play the guitar on the MTV
That ain't workin' that's the way you do it
Money for nothin' and chicks for free
Now that ain't workin' that's the way you do it
Lemme tell ya them guys ain't dumb
Maybe get a blister on your little finger
Maybe get a blister on your thumb

We gotta install microwave ovens
Custom kitchen deliveries
We gotta move these refrigerators
We gotta move these colour TV's

1:49 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

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1:59 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

I shoulda learned to play the guitar
I shoulda learned to play them drums
Look at that mama, she got it stickin' in the camera
Man we could have some fun
And he's up there, what's that? Hawaiian noises?
Bangin' on the bongoes like a chimpanzee
That ain't workin' that's the way you do it
Get your money for nothin' get your chicks for free

We gotta install microwave ovens
Custom kitchen deliveries
We gotta move these refrigerators
We gotta move these colour TV's, Lord

Now that ain't workin' that's the way you do it
You play the guitar on the MTV
That ain't workin' that's the way you do it
Money for nothin' and your chicks for free
Money for nothin' and chicks for free

2:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dr Evil, a paid troll?

2:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fitz,

No I read the full speech and I am well aware of what is at stake.

Don't worry about the little soldier, he has shot himself in the foot so many times - I doubt he will come back up!

Just let the Grand Jury follow protocol and indict the other officials, start bringing down the neocons etc.

But the fact is, I myself have had to protect someone who knows serious election fraud crimes.

That is no easy thing to do, and I have done it because of what is stated in that speech- I have to do it for the country.

And finally, if you don't have a reason to do something your life ends up meaningless....and you of course end up like AL ROGERS spewing BS over here and all the other websites while playing both ends against the middle.

Your world devalues into nothing but the king midas touch, who turned everything he touched into gold.

All you look at is money, money, money and you don't spend that positive energy forward. Think of all the lives that could be saved if you did not have such greed, or were so obssessed over the meaningless and material!

Thats what little soldier and the rest of the neocons never learned, and why we repeated history.

I have come all this way, and I am grateful in the end to serve the country in my own fashion and be able to give the world a better tomorrow no matter the outcome.

Because if people can't expect a better world tomorrow, then what is the point of life? Its all in the eye of the beholders.

--- Or ion

2:08 PM  
Blogger Anonymous said...

cjt, the Schumer & McKinney incidents are just further examples of a climate of corruption running rampant through the Democratic Party. Sort of like when Sandy Berger was stuffing Classified Documents in his shorts during the 9/11 hearings. We will never know for sure what he stole and destroyed on that outting. Where is Sandy Berger today? In jail? NOT!

2:15 PM  
Blogger Anonymous said...

WASHINGTON — Former President Clinton's national security adviser is under criminal investigation for taking highly classified terrorism documents that should have been turned over to the independent commission probing the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, FOX News has confirmed.

2:18 PM  
Blogger Anonymous said...

Martha Stewart went to jail for lying to federal investigators. But for lying after stealing highly classified documents from the National Archives -- in an apparent attempt to alter the historical record on terrorism, no less -- former Clinton national security adviser and Kerry campaign adviser Sandy Berger will get a small fine and slap on the wrist. He will pay $10,000 and get no jail time. His security clearance will be suspended until around the end of the Bush administration -- meaningless for a career Democrat like Mr. Berger. It makes us wonder who at the Department of Justice is responsible for letting such a serious offense go virtually unpunished.

2:24 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Not only the little soldier shot himself so many times in the foot but also the entire Gerbil Administration. I think that entire Administration got their college degrees from Gumby University! All dumb as doorknobs. Just hard to read some of the stupid rhetoric from this Administration. Speaking of the Gerbil, from Thinkprogress.org:

Bush Event Goes Off Script


"At an event in Charlotte this morning, a Bush PR event on the war on terror went off script when a man named Harry Taylor took the microphone:
“‘I feel like despite your rhetoric, that compassion and common sense have been left far behind during your administration,’ [Harry] Taylor said, standing in a balcony seat and looking down at Bush on stage. ‘And I would hope from time to time that you have the humility and grace to be ashamed of yourself.’”

It only takes one to speak out and the others will follow...

2:32 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

I love my country, and as an American Patriot I will fight to take her back to the people!! My ancestors, the Lee's, signed the "Bill of Rights" for protection for the people of this great land! I cannot and will not stand aside and let that be in vain!

ORION- Thank you and God Bless You!

2:37 PM  
Blogger teak said...

Bravo to Harry Taylor. I would have liked to been there but then again, I would never go to a Bush event.

Yes, from what I've been told there are paid trolls....they usually hit the yahoo boards. A trick usually when these bad news stories are breaking, they are out in full force today getting their butts kicked, too.

2:42 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

SPB...read that about Mr. Taylor. Unfortunately, Bush doesn't make mistakes, so how can he be ashamed of himself?

2:42 PM  
Anonymous jodi said...

Grandmanuk,

Bush does not know the meaning of shame.
As a matter of fact, Bush does not know the meaning of a lot of things.
Ignoramus extrordinaire.

2:55 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Grandmuk:

Here is the full transcipt of Harry Taylor said to Bush. You can read more on Thinkprogress.org:

THE PRESIDENT: I’m not your favorite guy. Go ahead. (Laughter and applause.) Go on, what’s your question?

Q Okay, I don’t have a question. What I wanted to say to you is that I — in my lifetime, I have never felt more ashamed of, nor more frightened by my leadership in Washington, including the presidency, by the Senate, and –

AUDIENCE MEMBERS: Booo!

THE PRESIDENT: No, wait a sec — let him speak.

Q And I would hope — I feel like despite your rhetoric, that compassion and common sense have been left far behind during your administration, and I would hope from time to time that you have the humility and the grace to be ashamed of yourself inside yourself. And I also want to say I really appreciate the courtesy of allowing me to speak what I’m saying to you right now. That is part of what this country is about.

Mr. Taylor was right on money with his comments!

2:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Orion - that was beautifully said.
D

9:22 PM  

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