Apr 21, 2006

Leaky Libby Keeps On Leaking...

Libby Defends Leaking Fitzgerald Letter
"Lawyers for Vice President Dick Cheney's indicted former chief of staff on Friday defended their decision to LEAK a letter to the news media before it was filed in federal court, and they urged the judge in the CIA leak case not to react by issuing a gag order."
"It has been the consistent policy of the attorneys on the team, including AUSA Randall Samborn, the Public Information Officer for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois who handles press matters in this case, not to disseminate documents unless they have already been publicly docketed. Consistent with that policy, on April 11, 2006, when government counsel submitted to the Court (and copied to the defense) a letter correcting a sentence in the Government’s Response to the Defendant’s Third Motion to Compel, the letter was not provided to the press because the letter had not yet been filed publicly. During the evening of April 11, Mr. Samborn was surprised by a request for comment regarding the letter from a reporter who indicated that he had a copy of the letter. Mr. Samborn himself did not have a copy of the letter, nor could he find the letter on the docket. Subsequently, some articles articles were published indicating the government filings had been distributed to the media before they were publicly documented." [more]
Jane Hamsher at Firedoglake is one smart cookie as well as an accomplished movie producer. I invite her to bring a film crew and follow the team around over the next few months for historical purposes.



Blogger Jackie said...

So Libby is still leaking info I guess he'll never learn. I guess he wanted to make sure the press got your bo bo for front page news. But as usual they lose how did Judge Reggie act as he is still dealing with obstrution charges now the little soldier is leaking. Its getting chose to January the clock is ticking.

11:38 PM  
Anonymous Ozark said...

Historical documentation is a great idea. Thanks for your hard work and have a great weekend.

12:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, well....

I guess we don't have to turn on the faucet gauge!

Little Soldier will leak all over the place all by himself!

I've never seen so many leaks and dumb moves, man little soldier could get a career being someone's press agent


3:27 AM  
Anonymous e said...

the patterns will not change ..just keep ten steps ahead
as I am sure you and your staff do...

6:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CIA Officer Is Fired for Media Leaks
The Post Was Among Outlets That Gained Classified Data

By Dafna Linzer
Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, April 22, 2006; A01

The CIA fired a long-serving intelligence officer for sharing classified information with The Washington Post and other news organizations, officials said yesterday, as the agency continued an aggressive internal search for anyone who may have discussed intelligence with the news media.

6:50 AM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

Amazing....they're only looking for
leakers that tell the truth to the
American people, not the leaky liars in the wh.

10:05 AM  
Blogger teak said...

Interesting comments about CIA whistleblower...err...leaker.


12:23 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

For someone that is a lawyer, his college should take his degree away! What an idiot! To do something that retarded such as leaking information to the press, he mightstill have the Gilligan defense and didn't remember his current charges. Desperate people do desperate things. The little soldier is leaking so much that he needs extra diapers!

6:04 PM  

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