Oct 3, 2006

If Sex With Bears Is More Your Style...

let's not forget about I. "Scooter" Lewis Libby...

Pardon Me?

Scooter Libby's Trial Strategy
By Elizabeth de la Vega

Maybe you are thinking that Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald's case against Scooter Libby is yesterday's news, or, worse, in its last throes. Think again.

It has recently come to my attention that the title of the Ukrainian national anthem is "Ukraine Is Not Dead Yet." (Seriously, it is.) The same could be said of Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald's ongoing prosecution of Vice President Cheney's former aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby: The case -- involving charges of perjury, false statements, and obstruction of justice in connection with Fitzgerald's investigation into the unauthorized disclosure of the identity of former Ambassador Joseph Wilson's wife, Valerie Plame, as a CIA operative -- is not dead yet, nor is it even ailing.

U.S. v. Libby is Alive and Well

37 Comments:

Anonymous e said...

Cheney's Brain

David Corn notes that Bob Woodward's new book reveals Dick Cheney was lost without Scooter Libby, and after his aide's indictment, the veep ceased playing a visible role managing the Iraq War.
the Nation

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10:52 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

It's called faith in Fitzgerald and his team. If you don't have faith well don't bother to follow the case. Please don't show up when Fitz and his team get that GUILTY for the Little Soldier. The legal system takes time and yes we do have do process so if your looking for the quick fix go to China for your trial. Our system is the best in the world so set back and watch the trial.

10:52 PM  
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Denny Hastert: Symbol of an out-of-control GOP Congress
October 3, 2006 7:09 AM | Rant | 31 Comments .

By DOUG THOMPSON

Speaker of the House Dennis J. Hastert is a perfect poster child for the Republican Party: Bloated and out-of-control.

With his multiple chins spilling over a too-tight dress shirt collar, Hastert is at once buffoon and bluster - a belching dispenser of contradictory hot air spilling out of an out-of-shape mass of fat. But he's also very, very dangerous.

A former high school wrestling coach, Hastert's girth and weight have mushroomed since he came to Congress in 1987 - much like the federal budget and size of government on his watch along with encroachments on freedom and the Constitution by a House of Representative under his leadership.

10:57 PM  
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I had to post the whoe article it is so revealing racist too


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Denny Hastert: Symbol of an out-of-control GOP Congress
October 3, 2006 7:09 AM | Rant | 31 Comments .

By DOUG THOMPSON

Speaker of the House Dennis J. Hastert is a perfect poster child for the Republican Party: Bloated and out-of-control.

With his multiple chins spilling over a too-tight dress shirt collar, Hastert is at once buffoon and bluster - a belching dispenser of contradictory hot air spilling out of an out-of-shape mass of fat. But he's also very, very dangerous.

A former high school wrestling coach, Hastert's girth and weight have mushroomed since he came to Congress in 1987 - much like the federal budget and size of government on his watch along with encroachments on freedom and the Constitution by a House of Representative under his leadership.

I first met Hastert in 1986, a few weeks after his election to Congress. Peter Vroom, a political operative I worked with in Amo Houghton's successful Congressional campaign that year, had just signed on as Hastert's chief of staff in Washington and invited me to dinner to meet Hastert and his Illinois-based chief of staff Scott Palmer.

We met over chili and beer at Hard Times Café in Arlington, just outside Washington, along with Dan Mattoon, a Bell South lobbyist with Illinois connections.

Hastert seemed affable enough as he woofed down chili and talked about the campaign but something bothered me about the man. I couldn't put my finger on it but an alarm bell went off in the back of my head telling me: "Don't trust this guy." I saw an arrogance and ruthlessness just waiting to be unleashed.

My instincts proved right. When Newt Gingrich, architect of the GOP takeover of Congress in 1994, fell from grace after revelations of his affair with a Congressional staffer and other ethical questions, Hastert became the dark horse surprise to take over as Speaker of the House. The mainstream media portrayed it as Republicans turning to a loyal soldier stepping up to take command in a time of crisis but GOP insiders said Hastert had helped engineer Gingrich's downfall with backroom deals and backstabbing plays.

Under Hastert's leadership, Republican arrogance increased to record levels. Republican moderates and Democrats say it is Hastert's extreme partisanship that gridlocked Congress and turned the House into a showplace of one-party excess.

Hastert's rise to power came at the expense of both opponents and supporters who underestimated his ruthlessness. Gingrich was just one of his victims. So was J.C. Watts, the black Oklahoma Republican who represented a rare moment of diversity for the GOP. Hastert despised Watts, even referring to him in private as the "Republican House nigger," and made life so miserable that Watts gave up his seat in Congress.

"Hastert has exhibited the arrogance of power that leaves him clueless both as to ethical concerns and as to the political damage such arrogance can cause to his own party," writes Quin Hillyer of The American Spectator. "The House GOP's hubristic culture, the culture that makes its members feel immune to expected mores and to any blowback from a disgusted public -- the culture that, even after the Abramoff and DeLay scandals, makes them unwilling to pass serious reforms on ethics, lobbyist disclosure, and earmarks -- is what has led the House overall into even-worse poll ratings than the stupendously low scores President George W. Bush has been receiving in recent months."

Hastert goes out of his way to keep Democratic members of Congress out of the decision-making process on Capitol Hill, creating Republican-only conference committees to finalize legislation and keeping not only Democrats but other Republicans out of the loop when it comes to issues that affect Congress.

Republicans members of the committee that oversees the Congressional page system say angrily that Hastert did not inform them when he learned now former Rep. Mark Foley was sending sexually-suggestive emails to young male pages. Hastert claims he didn't know the extent of the problem with Foley but other Republicans dispute that claim.

In other words, Hastert lied - a tactic that has served him and his President very well.

Just another reason why Denny Hastert is the perfect symbol for a Republican Party gone amuck.

11:10 PM  
Blogger t said...

I sure like her Ms de la Vega-she said in her speech that juries don't clap for her-but we all sure did. And she LIKED questions, Senator Kerry! ha

I spoke with her afterward (and of course asked for her take on the whole case) she actually remembered an email I sent her last year about her article in The Nation-it was great too. I was relieved to see someone diagnois the cabal with her experience.

yes, I would advise Libby's counsel not to try for the pardon unless they really want it to all break loose ;-)

I'll pass on the bears, and yes, always had faith Fitz will prevail-even though I'm impatient for justice;-)

E, Capital Hill B should be really on these guys-I bet he's got his own file on them-I know they have one on him!

This Junkyard Justice blogger signing off for the evening

11:20 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Yes, let's not forget baby cojones smurf's case. Let's not forget the 5 counts of indictments that he is charged. The MSM are too busy giving us the spin on Foleygate and they are not talking about baby cojonesgate!!! The crunch 'n munch prosecutor will nail little cojones by his own cojones and call it a day!!!

Fitz,

Nail the little cojones!

Cheers!

11:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

foley schoomley! this is the real dirt.

11:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and the name should be:::pagepenisgulp, urp

11:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/
antiwarcandidates.php

Anti-war, pro-peace candidates. Bring home our troops.

11:47 PM  
Blogger Night Owl said...

Foleygate is also filling up the airwaves so we all forget there were two weeks in a row of deadly shootings of schoolgirls by sick perverts, and a total of three school shootings.

The hero of the year should be Cassidy Grigg who tried to stay with the girls in Colorado--that brave kid figured out what the sicko was up to when he sent everyone except certain girls out of the room.

Raping Colorado schoolgirls first then killing one trumps Foley's messages on the sicko scale. The monster who killed the Amish girls was 'allegedly' packing lubricant and those plastic handcuffs. Reading all that made me lose my appetite.

Dear Future Sickos/Rapists/Murderers--If you have suicide on your mind, do the world a favor and just kill yourself first before you harm any of our innocent children.

11:59 PM  
Blogger Brightest Purple Star said...

Human physical bodies transformed from bears.

12:03 AM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

I just read the Gerbil's response about Foley. Now the Gerbil says that he was "disgusted" by what he heard about Foley, praised Hastert, and wants an investigation. BTW, isn't that what the Gerbil said when he had learned that someone leaked Plame's name that he wanted an investigation??? That's the GOP: they will screw one another. Now, the Gerbil threw Foley under the bus!!! On Americablog, GOP staffers knew about Foley's problem for over 11 years. Fingers Foley have been preying on kids since he crawled into his elected offical office!! Amazing what you learn everyday from Foleygate!

Good night! Biloxi out!

12:10 AM  
Blogger Roger Rancourt said...

Oh, I'm well aware of it and not only that its expanding again.

Of course I don't really wake up and go look at the CIA leak case all the time anymore, because I am well aware of how its speeding up.

And not only that, there is enough of a war going on already than to think about the CIA leak case.

I won't let the cat out of the bag but it netted State Dept. head Marc Grossman(indicted under seal) and has finally started to tear down this network.

But its not all due to one source. Everyone is working on this thing speaking of which, Kobi Alexander has been arrested by Interpol and pulled in. (Hooray for another one down!)

Libby does not stand a chance I know you guys will do it right.

S-Q Hastert is in this big fat fake caper deeper than even you know, without going into it I will just say he is covering for the mob and East-Asia sex trade. Has been doing so for sometime and they have customers from Dubai to Israel to Azerbaijan.

And I have no doubt Hastert is going to pay.....I don't see these the same way as republicans/democrats.

I see them as wrong and right corrupt and not.

And I wouldn't vote for ANYONE who is as corrupt and a cover-up artist as Denny "B" Hastert.

I'd vote for Ron Paul the republican I identify with, or someone who's not with the whackos.

I'd never vote Specter, Schumer, Clinton or these other ones.

Let me just say this S-Q, the country is in DESPERATE need of a third party after the changing of the guard....

I like democrats and find nothing wrong with them, but there's too many democrats in the pockets of the same people.

The only one who has been fighting nonstop to stop this huge lie at its source, is Dennis Kucinich.

So I salute Dennis Kucinich and Ron Paul because they are truly the only two politicians who- most likely, will never sell out to monied interests.

You have to grade it on a scale in this age....and when you have the AIPAC-ATC lobby nexus- which happens to be the elephant in the room, then the scale is longer.

Which it just so happens this AIPAC-ATC nexus of absolute greed and anti-americanism, is sponsoring election fraud and even abuse.

And the congress besides Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich, doesn't really care too much.

Its a game, they are taking all this money from the lobby groups and the lobbies are selecting WHO they want using Diebold machines. Many times they are far-right whackjobs, but other times, they are far-left whackjobs like Lieberman.

And, when you realize the game is played this way....you can now see that it is good for nobody to have this. Lobbies controlling government has no place in any country, even if it became legal.

Because eventually, the lobby-nexus is going to select someone using those machines who is destructive to the entire country. Be it the USA, Israel, or Europe.
And then when no one spoke out to stop this from happening, it became business as usual.

Until there is nothing left of that government but slaves and dead waste.

Such scenarios in the global age are no longer "conspiracy theory"......I awaite the day when the complete truth is told.

12:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chronology of U.S. Agression.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lo1kD9UPoBc

Wonder how many bushes it took?

12:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kORwAJQ1LU8

Ted Kaczynski's brother speaks the truth.

Who really are the evil ones? Look who's right in thick again.

1:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no what georgie said was. if anyone who exposes an agent, that anyone needs to go.

1:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.libertyforum.org/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=news_international&Number=294965490&page=&view=&sb=&o=&vc=1&t=0#Post294965490

1:41 AM  
Blogger Josh said...

I'm getting the feeling that this Foleygate is a distraction (of course it's terrible, we all know this here). I'm not trying to sound elitist, but we've allowed ourselves to be a little more "awake" to things than the average American citizen. I don't see that as a happy thing, I see it as sad.

Look how everyone is so tied up in this, and MSM isn't hitting anything else like this.

I'm not knocking any of you, and would hope you know that. It's just frustrating to hear this having taken the place of every other issue that was here before. Nothing distracts like a scandal, especially a sex one.

On that... Good Morning Justice Bloggers!

7:09 AM  
Anonymous e said...

Top of the mornin'

7:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has ordered authorities to open the doors of Iran's nuclear facilities to foreign tourists in order to prove that the country's disputed nuclear program has been peaceful, state-run television reported on Wednesday.
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"We are reviewing the related instructions in this regard," he reportedly said.

The report did not clarify the definition of a for'eign tourist. The announcement came a day after Iran's parliament voted to debate a bill that would require the government to fingerprint all U.S. citizens visiting Iran.

yahoo.canada

8:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.rawstory.com/news/2006/
Maureen__Dowd_Dr._Strangeloves_
second_1004.html

Bob Haldeman wrote in his diary on Dec. 15, 1970, using "K" for Kissinger and "P" for President Nixon: "K came in and the discussion covered some of the general thinking about Vietnam and the P's big peace plan for next year, which K later told me he does not favor. He thinks that any pullout next year would be a serious mistake because the adverse reaction to it could set in well before the '72 elections. He favors, instead, a continued winding down and then a pullout right at the fall of '72 so that if any bad results follow they will be too late to affect the election. It seems to make sense."

See cloak and dagger's front page to hear HK complaining about Americans.

I hope everyone starts speaking out against this monster. (Another rapist)

8:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thirty-five years later, Kissinger, the consummate fawner, was once more able to sway a president with faux deference. Dr. K encouraged W. to play the tough guy on the war, even though he'd never gone to war himself.

8:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.mail-archive.com/
ctrl@listserv.aol.com/msg26316.html

Open your eyes, do you really think this stopped? It happened, it is happening.

8:26 AM  
Blogger t said...

Good Morning JJB's ;-)

I see gerbil wants to ram bolton in on another recess appointment. More proof gerbil and friends despise democracy.

Anon 9:26- about the DeCamp stuff-can I find that case on Lexis-Nexis?

I think this was the link anon 2:41 am posted:
IRAN WAR PLAN-
PREPARE FOR THE SINKING OF A U.S. AIRCRAFT CARRIER - The USS Enterprise
CVN-65


Well, if the above does happen, there won't be any doubt who is responsible.

Josh I agree, foley is being used as a distraction at this point. Overkill!

Will the libby case have days of open court in 2007? I'd like to watch at least a day or two. I'll bring my batman coloring book for the boring parts;-)

8:40 AM  
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9:07 AM  
Blogger t said...

From Consortium News:

Atiyah told Zarqawi that “the most important thing is that the jihad continues with steadfastness and firm rooting, and that it grows in terms of supporters, strength, clarity of justification, and visible proof each day. Indeed, prolonging the war is in our interest.” [Emphasis added.]

Atiyah’s assessment that “prolonging the war is in our interest” flies in the face of President George W. Bush’s argument that a prompt U.S. military withdrawal would amount to a major victory for al-Qaeda.

Indeed, the “Atiyah letter” – like a previously intercepted message attributed to al-Qaeda’s second-in-command Ayman Zawahiri – suggests that a U.S. military pullout in 2005 or earlier could have been disastrous for al-Qaeda’s terrorist bands, which are estimated at only about 5 to 10 percent of the anti-U.S. fighters in Iraq.
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Another Bushco argument down the drain.

9:23 AM  
Blogger Nan said...

Great piece by de la Vega! Hope no one minds if I post the entire letter sent to President Bush post-indictment by Democratic leadership. I'm sending it to my rep, Senator Leahy and asking if he could please seek reassurance from the White House that there will be no interference before the trial commences in January. Will let you know if/what I hear back from Leahy's office.
Nan
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November 8, 2005

The Honorable George W. Bush
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20500

Dear Mr. President:

The indictment of I. Lewis Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney’s Chief of Staff, marks the first time in 131 years that a senior White House official has been charged with a crime while still serving in the White House. The charges, while not yet proven, are extraordinarily serious and deeply disturbing.

Although it is too early to judge Mr. Libby guilty or innocent of these particular charges, it is not too early for you to reassure the American people that you understand the enormous gravity of the allegations. To this end, we urge you to pledge that if Mr. Libby or anyone else is found guilty of a crime in connection with Patrick Fitzgerald’s investigation, you will not exercise your authority to issue a Presidential pardon.

It is crucial that you make clear in advance that, if convicted, Mr. Libby will not be able to rely on his close relationship with you or Vice President Cheney to obtain the kind of extraordinarily special treatment unavailable to ordinary Americans. In addition you should do nothing to undermine Mr. Fitzgerald’s investigation or diminish accountability in your White House. A pardon in these circumstances would signal that this White House considers itself above the law.

We also urge you to state publicly whether anyone in the White House B including White House counsel Harriet Miers or Vice President Cheney B has already discussed the possibility of a pardon with Mr. Libby. Particularly given that the American people are still in the dark about what precisely transpired in the White House with respect to the CIA leak, it would be highly inappropriate if there were such discussions going on behind the scenes.

Swift public action on your part will make clear that you take seriously perjury and obstruction of justice at the highest levels of our government and that you meant what you said about bringing Ahonor and dignity@ to the White House. We eagerly await your response and hope that you will announce your intentions promptly.

Respectfully,

Sen. Harry Reid – Democratic Leader
Sen. Dick Durbin – Assistant Democratic Leader
Sen. Debbie Stabenow – Democratic Conference Secretary
Sen. Chuck Schumer – Chairman of Campaign Committee

Link to letter: Dems' 11/05 No Pardon letter

9:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HARTFORD, Connecticut (AP) -- Democrat Ned Lamont, seeking to erase Sen. Joe Lieberman's double-digit lead, is turning to his campaign's biggest financial backer for another infusion of cash: himself.

The multimillionaire businessman, who trailed by 10 percentage points in a recent poll, wrote a $500,000 check to his campaign this week, an aide said Tuesday. Just last week, Lamont had tapped his personal wealth for $750,000 to help fund the race. He has spent $6,751,500 of his own money to unseat the 18-year incumbent.

The Lamont camp said it needs the money to blunt Lieberman's aggressive television ad campaign; both sides are spending heavily on commercials. Lieberman has run ads recently suggesting that political newcomer Lamont lacks the experience to be an effective senator.

9:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good morning all:
Getting rid of the trash in Congress is the first step to taking back our country. It may seem like we're too focused on that, however, with elections just around the corner, we do need to focus on getting qualified, honest, and hard working people in office.

Once we have elected those people to serve US and not serve special interests, then we can move forward to FIX everything else that has gone down the toilet in this country!

Most important, that we all share our knowledge and make every effort to educate others and encourage all people to VOTE!!

Have a great day everyone!!

(I am working on topics of discussion for my radio talk show. There is so much to talk about in politics today, where do I begin? Corruption, graft, war, pedophiles, alcoholics, liars, thieves, etc.)

9:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The spin is in high gear!!

Fox News Labels Mark Foley As A Democrat

9:57 AM  
Blogger t said...

Yes there IS so much to talk about-a political junkies dream! foley's a dem now? heehee

My fav part of "Pardon Me"
Not surprisingly, Judge Walton was unimpressed with Libby's motion. He ruled that it was perfectly appropriate and prudent for the Department of Justice to appoint someone outside the hierarchy of the Executive Branch when its highest officials were under investigation. He also said that Fitzgerald's letters of authority "unambiguously" authorized him to investigate and prosecute not only the disclosure of a CIA employee's identity, but also "any violations of federal law that arise during the course of that investigation."
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Her book US v. Bush is available pre-order on Amazon.
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S-Q after the election is OVER, my 2 GF's and I will finish writing book about violence towards women/sexual exploitation-I have done the outline-one gf is an artist.
If anyone has a short story (Sara?) we'd love to see it-we will take excerpts from ones we have. Stories from males/females all ages welcome.

10:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.franklincase.org/
timeline.htm

10:18 AM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

Hi s-q, Tee,

So Foley is a Democrat now...

Did Dumbya trade him in ? hee hee..

Faux News Fair and Balanced...

Foley the Democrat, that's rich!

Bwahahahahahahahahahaha!

11:59 AM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

ABC News releases more of Foley's PEDOPHILE CHATS with minors..

"Mark Foley knew that he could get away with this type of behavior with male pages because he was a congressman," said Beck-Heyman, who later worked in the Clinton White House and on Sen. John F. Kerry's presidential campaign. "But many people on Capitol Hill," including many Republican staffers, "have known for over 11 years about what was going on and chose to do nothing," he said.

TALK TO THE HAND HASTERT

12:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did Dumbya trade him in ? hee hee..
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Hi there GEF:
Yeah, the Gerbil is like that you know...
he never knew Jack, DeLay, or Foley! LOLMAO

12:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jack Abramoff that is...

And, soon he won't know anyone in the GOP! He will know only LIEberman as an Independent! LOL

12:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey T:
After your book is published, that would be a great time to have you & your friends as a guest on my talk show! I plan to have this talk show for a LONGGGGG TIME! :)

12:58 PM  

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