May 25, 2006

Sock Puppet Special...

FYI, Jason Leopold broke some of the first stories about Enron and the company’s manipulation of the energy market, then a fake trading floor set up by Enron that eventually led us to today.

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Blogger Roger Rancourt said...

Boy Jason and the boys in D.C. are really some crackpots, ain't they?

They've gotten 10 out of 10 stories right....and as we all know Fitz, the Rove story right too.

Uh oh, Hastert getting pissy!

Denny Boy claims Justice Department out of control, threatens to SUE ABC News!

WASHINGTON - House Speaker
Dennis Hastert accused the Justice Department Thursday of trying to intimidate him in retaliation for criticizing the
FBI's weekend raid on a congressman's office, escalating a searing battle between the executive and legislative branches of government.
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"This is one of the leaks that come out to try to, you know, intimidate people," Hastert said on WGN radio Thursday morning. "We're just not going to be intimidated on it."

Asked later Thursday whether he thought he Justice Department retaliated against him with the leak, Hastert replied: "All I'm saying is, here are the dots. People can connect any dots they want to."

"I thought it was an interesting sequence of events," he added.

The Illinois Republican, in his interview with the Chicago radio station, was responding to an ABC News report that quoted an unnamed law enforcement source as saying that he was "in the mix" of the Justice Department's investigation into influence peddling by convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

"We are not going to dignify or speculate about the motives of anonymous sources providing inaccurate information," said Justice Department spokesman Brian Roehrkasse.

Within minutes of that report late Wednesday, the department issued the first of two denials that it was investigating Hastert. The speaker demanded a retraction from ABC News, which stood by its story. Hastert on Thursday threatened to sue the network and reporters and executives for libel and defamation.

"We will take any and all actions necessary to rectify the harm ABC has caused and to hold those at ABC responsible for their conduct," wrote Hastert's counsels, J. Randolph Evans and Stefan C. Passantino. The letter was addressed to network President David Westin and reporter Brian Ross.

"Our response to the letter is our reporting on the story," said ABC News Vice President Jeffrey Schneider.

Correspondent Brian Ross stood by his report, saying he has checked with his sources who say the story accurately represents the facts "as they know them."

"There's enough there for them (the FBI) to take a look at the speaker" and other members of Congress, Ross said in an interview.

Hastert aimed his broadsides at the Justice Department amid a swirl of recriminations on Capitol Hill, including warnings by some lawmakers of a voter backlash against members of Congress "trying to protect their own."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060525/ap_on_go_co/raid_on_congress

I can say the words Biloxi:

FRUITCAKE!!!! There's no way this guy with all his foreign bribes, ties to Cunningham, and arrogance is going to walk from the courtroom.....

2:08 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Jason will get the well deserved respect for not only following up and thru Enron but the leak case when the leak case is over.

Guess who is in the news for possible graft: McCain!

More Questions About McCain's Dirty Donor Refunds
By Justin Rood - May 25, 2006, 2:39 PM
The New Republic's blog, the Plank, has more questions for presidential aspirant Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) about the $20,000 in campaign donations he recently returned to the Wyly brothers. In 2000, the duo funded a costly ad campaign smearing McCain's environmental record.

MORE WYLY-MCCAIN QUESTIONS:
One thing doesn't quite make sense in the Wyly-McCain matter. According to FEC records, there were four donations from the Wyly family to John McCain's Straight Talk America PAC this year:
Sam Wyly: $5,000 on March 24
Cheryl J. Wyly: $5,000 on March 24
Charles J. Wyly, Jr.: $5,000 on April 28
Charles J. Wyly, III: $5,000 on April 28
As we reported earlier today, all four of these checks, totaling $20,000, were returned on April 29, the day after the checks from Charles and his son were recorded.
But if all the money was returned on April 29--after the McCain team says it determined that the federal tax evasion investigation into the Wyly family made the cash radioactive--how does one explain these comments from John Weaver and the Wyly brothers in The Dallas Morning News on May 14, two weeks after McCain gave back the money and the day before the Wyly fundraiser in Dallas?
"Senator McCain has made a career of always trying to look forward and do what's best for the country," said his strategist, John Weaver . "That began with normalizing relations with Vietnam. Once you can do that, you can do anything."
...
"Senator McCain has an extraordinary record of service to our country," Sam Wyly said through a spokesman. "I am supporting him based upon his record and the leadership he has displayed throughout his career."
His brother alluded to Mr. McCain's years as a prisoner of war and called him a "strong and effective leader. ... I believe Senator McCain will receive the support of many party loyalists."
The author of the piece, Todd Gillman, conducted his interviews the week before his column appeared on May 14. So for some reason when Weaver and the Wylys (through their spokesmen) talked to Gillman for an article about the Wylys giving money to McCain and co-hosting a fundraiser, neither Weaver nor the Wylys pointed out that McCain had already returned the Wylys' money and that the Wylys were banned from the fundraiser. Odd.
--Ryan Lizza

http://www.tnr.com/blog/theplank?pid=18248

2:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jason will be vindicated.
And the MSM will look like bigger BushCo Asskissers than they are.

2:25 PM  
Blogger Roger Rancourt said...

McCain is corrupt to the core!!!

Get them all! :D

2:25 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Folks,

Here is Fitzgerald's filing for May 24, 2006 to half pint Libby and his attorneys in regards to Dead Eye Dick. It is 10 pages:

http://talkleft.com/fitzmay24.pdf

Happy reading!!!

2:29 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Breaking News from ABCNEWS.com:


PRESIDENT BUSH ORDERS THE DOCUMENTS SEIZED IN A CONGRESSMAN'S HOUSE OFFICE SEALED FOR 45 DAYS

2:32 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

Sock puppet again? Must have rankled a little. Obviously, the anon poster (or was it Clarice) doesn't visit here often enough to know the true character of PJF and his dedicated, overworked staff.

Anyway, we here all know you are a tease, a brilliant lawyer, snappy dresser thanks to Jackie, and anything but a sock puppet!

2:33 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Now why would Bush do that?

2:34 PM  
Anonymous cjt said...

Why? Because it's really starting to hit fan now, consider all the untold FEMA - Katrina graft that may come out of this.

Still no retraction...

David Westin
George Stephanopoulos
Brain Ross
ABC News
7 West 66th St.
New York, NY 10023

RE: False Story Regarding Justice Department Investigation

Dear Mr. Westin, Stephanopoulos, and Mr. Ross:
At 7:25 p.m., the Statement of the
Department of Justice confirmed:

Speaker Hastert is not under investigation by the Justice Department.”

At 10:21 p.m., you wrote:

Whether they like it or not, members of Congress, including Hastert, are under investigation,” one federal official said tonight.”

This statement is false, and your republication of it after actual knowledge of its falsity constitutes libel and defamation. ABC News’ continued publication of this false information, after having actual knowledge of its falsity, evidences a specific and malicious intent to injure and damage Speaker Hastert’s reputation by continued repetition of a known falsehood.
We will take any and all actions necessary to rectify the harm ABC has caused and to hold those at ABC responsible for their conduct.
Please advise regarding who will accept service of process to remedy this international falsehood.

Very truly yours,
J. Randolph Evans
Stefan C. Passantino
Counsel to Speaker J. Dennis Hastert

2:39 PM  
Anonymous Rami said...

Latest filing in CIA leak case references 'evidence' about Cheney... Developing...

rawstory.com

do you feel the excitement? :D

2:40 PM  
Blogger Roger Rancourt said...

Ah Fitz I see the Cheney is next on the list!!

SPB the barbecue is getting started!

Going to be really busy there in D.C. today obviously, and around here, at that.....

By the way I saw the Gerbil wants to classify anything Hastert has. I wonder why the Gerbil wants to hide documents that Hastert or Jefferson has???

Could it be because the Gerbil is also implicated in there? I bet the suspense will kill 'em!!

:D
http://rawstory.com

2:43 PM  
Anonymous Anmchara said...

In additon to the astrologers, the channelers are speaking Patrick's name - gave you the wrong link in the last post. If interested - great information ---
www.matthewbooks.com/mattsmessage.htm

2:44 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

And the plot thickens!:

CIA LEAK INVESTIGATION
Rove-Novak Call Was Concern To Leak Investigators

By Murray Waas, National Journal
© National Journal Group Inc.
Thursday, May 25, 2006

"On September 29, 2003, three days after it became known that the CIA had asked the Justice Department to investigate who leaked the name of covert CIA officer Valerie Plame, columnist Robert Novak telephoned White House senior adviser Karl Rove to assure Rove that he would protect him from being harmed by the investigation, according to people with firsthand knowledge of the federal grand jury testimony of both men."

"Suspicious that Rove and Novak might have devised a cover story during that conversation to protect Rove, federal investigators briefed then-Attorney General John Ashcroft on the matter in the early stages of the investigation in fall 2003, according to officials with direct knowledge of those briefings."

http://news.nationaljournal.com/articles/0525nj1.htm

2:44 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Well, you know that Cheney is having sleepless nights now for sure! However, he is probably afraid to close his eyes & take a nap, in fear of Fitz!! LOL!

2:52 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

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2:52 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

"Now why would Bush do that?"

S-Q,

Did you have to ask WHY????? You know why.. The Gerbil doesn't certain people in Congress who are backpocket of his to have their dirty laundry aired out that are connected to the Hookergate!!! The Gerbil should worry about Cunningham because Cunningham may spills the beans on Gerbil's boys.. Cunningham can't bear 7 years in prison!!!

2:53 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Yes, SPB, I was being sarcastic. :) Of course, the Gerbil is somehow involved! OH! I think he is trying to cover his own behind!

2:57 PM  
Blogger Roger Rancourt said...

He is involved in everything this Dick Cheney presidency has taken on....since the water filled the tank!

3:00 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

S-Q,

You have to put LOL next time....

3:01 PM  
Blogger Roger Rancourt said...

Anon I do not see the name patrick anywhere on matthewbooks.com

Are you sure that is the right website?

3:06 PM  
Blogger basheert said...

Hey guys

Now THIS is interesting, Froomkin has a good column speculating on the whole "Cheney" testifying thought. Some nice Fitz info as well.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/linkset/2005/04/11/LI2005041100879.html

3:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

New thread has it.

3:09 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Okay SPB! LOL :)

3:22 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

Roger,

anmchara said: 'In additon to the astrologers, the channelers are speaking Patrick's name - gave you the wrong link in the last post. If interested - great information ---
www.matthewbooks.com/mattsmessage.htm

I went to the site out of curiosity, here is what I found under messages from Matthew, May 23:

"S: I think a lot of them are. I’ve combined many and will start with those about the US government because even readers in other countries want to know about these situations. What is Patrick Fitzgerald doing to get more indictments; will President Bush and Vice President Cheney be impeached; has Karl Rove already been served with indictment papers; when will the truth about 9/11 come out?

MATTHEW: Very well, following the indictment of “Scooter” Libby—the tip of the iceberg, so to speak—Patrick Fitzgerald and his staff continued their relentless efforts to find documentation and record testimonies showing that culpability in many illegal acts goes straight to the president. This was strongly suspected prior to Libby’s indictment, but irrefutable evidence and appropriate charges are essential so that no technicality in the legal processes can delay or derail the forthcoming suits. At this juncture, we see indictments rather than the far weaker impeachment proceedings for Bush and Cheney. Rove has been served, and many other indictments will follow due to the exhaustive investigation that includes the extent of the lies in the official claims about 9/11. No, I can’t give you an exact timetable for public announcements, but I can say that the pressure being felt by almost all in this administration is building to a crescendo and motivating growing numbers to tell what they know."

Pretty wild stuff - huh?

4:02 PM  
Blogger Roger Rancourt said...

Well, no I read the whole thing and really didn't see the point of it.

I'm hoping they discover what Zionism actually is, that is the real issue that has to be debated fully and truly in the public sphere.

That is what it should lead to, I do not see the overall substance I just see matthew's writing referring to vague issues.

Overall interesting read to glance.

5:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

kirzlmy oh my -If Cheney gets in hot water and Hastert is being chased down--Who would become VP?

5:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Roger, I found Fitzgerald's name under the heading "Novemer 1, 2005", Matthew's website as listed. It said "Fitzgerald protected".
D

5:52 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

"kirzlmy oh my -If Cheney gets in hot water and Hastert is being chased down--Who would become VP?"

Somebody with some sense.. As long as it is a person who completed anger management classes and not on borrowed time!

6:13 PM  
Anonymous Enigma said...

thanks To Jason and the TruthOUT gang...

I have HIGH hopes the Truth will get out

6:21 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

SPB....that doesn't leave many names on the list. I think I read the chain once and there were LOTS of Ambramoff friends directly after Chubs, including the lately departed from the admin Gail Norton.

6:22 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

"thanks To Jason and the TruthOUT gang..."

"I have HIGH hopes the Truth will get out"

Me too...

Grandmanuk:

There would be special election for the first time in history if the President or Vice-Prez were removed... The people on the food chian list are either under investigation or have ties to corruption.. It will be differcult to pick any one from the list....

6:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In an Age Of Neo-Prohibition...

Dirty money rules a corrupt government.

But one man will lead a Crusade for Justice:

Patrick "Untouchable" Fitzgerald.

Coming soon to a C.F.R. and National Lawyers Guild dominated court near you !

6:49 PM  
Blogger Roger Rancourt said...

No no, Enigma I would not have that high of hopes.

Jason Leopold is not even tackling the main issue, he is too shy of it though I think he will do something.

The main issue is Zionism. Christians have to get very angry in a righteous way, and debate the truth about Zionism in the world once and for all

That is what God is trying to steer us toward, honestly, not a bunch of arguments over religion like in the Da Vinci Code.

Above is knocking on our door, they want us to tackle the uncomfortable, and debate Zionism and any of the evils that created this to begin with.

Again this is not anyone person at fault- there is infiltrators in all THREE in these latter days.

To have an exclusive elite club, or world, for anyone is never what the truth was about nor what the angels spoke directly to us.

THAT is what makes our world

7:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who did the drawing of the sea monsters and the sock "puppet"? it's so funny. Not many things to laugh at nowdays. The drawing is silly and funny.... love it.

1:07 PM  

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