Jan 29, 2007

Addington Bear...

Libby Live:
David Addington

Cheney’s Cheney - New Yorker Q & A

Judy MILLER time, literally, both - she is up tomorrow morning and Reggie let us out early today! :).


Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

So what does little Paddington Bear have to add...

4:43 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

Hello Mr. Signing Statements... I bet he won't give up anything to Fitzie, he doesn't have to...

4:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Justice Watchers,

This site has copies of exhibits introduced by BOTH sides: prosecution and defense.

Libby Trial Docs

4:56 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

anon @ 4:56

thank you. I found a few I haven't seen yet.

5:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just watching Hardball where they are discussing the Libby case and Chris Matthews is drooling heavily...

5:22 PM  
Blogger Nan said...

Thanks for the visual.

Quzi - One thing Addington testified to is that he advised Libby that there is legal precedent for the President to declassify documents for national security purposes. During the conversation, there apparently was no discussion of the specific reason why Libby was asking. I imagine if Libby or the VP do take the stand that the prosecution will be interested in hearing exactly how and when Libby acted upon Addington's counsel.

Thanks again to Team Fitz for taking care of The People's business!


5:23 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...


I just got back from a meeting, but I read that quickly at FDL.

" imagine if Libby or the VP do take the stand that the prosecution will be interested in hearing exactly how and when Libby acted upon Addington's counsel."

I would think so too.

5:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is going to be crossexamining Judy Miller?

5:31 PM  
Blogger jan said...

Anon at 5:22,

I saw that too! I think he was salavating over the Libby trial report he was hearing- YUCK!

5:31 PM  
Anonymous t said...

Hi everybody busy day and its not over yet...can't wait to come back and check out what happened in the trial today and read anon papers

Glad to hear this: Liberal talk radio network Air America finds a buyer, Franken will leave

I never like listening to whiney Al...SQ I'm changing my picture to Jackie O if you and QZ are going to keep up with the girlie poster pics or maybe I'll just use mine haha not in a million years...


5:42 PM  
Anonymous 6 Miles from Ovalus Corruptous Muchas said...

hmmm, well I wonder if

*will have to reveal her rather {personal} relationship with Cheney
*knowing/not knowing information about said motives, actions prior to July 14th {Novak article}
*why she decided to go to the clink {er not for Libby, for Dr Evil, a/k/a Cheney}

FDL -- terrific stuff-
without question, the best there is-

all good.

5:48 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

Entertaining Video! McCain vs. McCain

5:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I think Fitz is just introducing her at this stage to identify certain documents he wants to bring in as evidence like he did with Addington, he will save Judy for fireworks and recall later in trial.

6:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting testimony with Addington, who was the replacement of Scooter Libby's position as the WH chief of staff. And of course, Addington is Cheney's Cheney just like Libby. Interesting background of Addington:

He is the legal force behind over 750 signing statements President Bush has added to bills passed by Congress. Addington was a legal advisor to President Reagan who advised that such signing statements be used to exempt President Reagan in the Iran-Contra scandal.

I am looking forward to Judy and his scoop of her pillow talks with the little soldier manana.

6:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, now this is interesting.. from FDL:

Executive Order 13292, dated March 2003, permits both the president and the vice-president to classify information.

However, declassification authority is defined in Sec. 6(l) as:

(l) “Declassification authority” means:

(1) the official who authorized the original classification, if that official is still serving in the same position;
(2) the originators current successor in function;
(3) a supervisory official of either; or
(4) officials delegated declassification authority in writing by the agency head or the senior agency official.

That would seem to mean that neither the president nor the vice-president can unilaterally declassify information without going back to the person(s) originally responsible for the classification.

6:32 PM  
Blogger Nan said...

Interesting, S-Q! Do we have any reason to believe Tenet didn't roll over on this in addition to everything else though?

Quzi - I watched that McCain video clip earlier today - well done, I agree! IMHO - McCain's not going to make it to the primaries.

For anyone interested in reading or re-reading the July 06 New Yorker piece about Addington, "Cheney's Cheney," here's the link:

Mayer profile of Addington


6:36 PM  
Blogger Nan said...

oops - see the link to the New Yorker piece has already been posted up top! ;-)

6:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There not be any funny business between Libby and Judy tommorrow.

No knowing winks etc....

6:45 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Great job Attorney Z you really got that second strike for your team. Two down how many more to go or will say Libby told them of the CIA's name. Jeffries couldn't shake Ari and now we more on to the whore. To all Fitz team stay away for Judy you never know what she's got. Don't touch anything she touches get the spray to fight the unknown germs/bugs she might bring with her. Let me know the body language of Libby and her while she's on the stage.
I know your not going to like this but I think Wells should just like Libby plead guilty because the inner workings of the corrupt White House is being exposed.

6:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Judy might be carrying the Bubonic Plague.

All rodents had that right?

6:54 PM  
Anonymous Sword Swallower said...

It is apparent that after Scooter fell on the sword for Cheney by lying to the FBI and GJ, he quickly removed it and is trying to win one for the Gipper at all costs, damn the WH.

6:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Addington sounds like a Bad News Bear, from the little I have read about him.

Thanks for posting the informative article.

7:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"No knowing winks etc...."

LOL! Hey, I was thinking that.

No hand holding, ear nibbling, or pillow talks. Priceless..

Hee hee...

7:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Addington is the other dick of the White House for sure. Every American should despise him. Fascist.

7:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Try to leave the pink panties, handcuffs, and the teddy bear in your briefcase tomorrow. Judy may get excited and recall her "interviews" with Libby.


7:06 PM  
Anonymous 6 Miles said...

you're on to something ..

* will the WH want the trial to continue so Libby can be pardonned
* OR will the WH encourage Jeffress to cut a deal {if one is to be had .. hmm -- has that time passed Team Fitz?}
to limit the exposure of the massive corruption within the WH
* OR is WH so arrogant, so immune to the will of the People {of the US and seemingly of the larger planet Earth} to ignore the proceedings believing they are
above it all?

If the third one, they are truly all delusional. Every last one of them-

7:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6 Miles said...
* OR is WH so arrogant, so immune to the will of the People {of the US and seemingly of the larger planet Earth} to ignore the proceedings believing they are
above it all?
6 Miles:

Yes, exactly!

7:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who else is scheduled for tommorrow, other than Miller?

7:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"What is the New Paradigm?

It’s a shorthand term that comes from a memo signed by Alberto Gonzales but believed to have been written in part by Addington, in which the authors articulated that the attacks of 9/11 required a legal response beyond the confines of ordinary criminal law and ordinary military law. Instead, they said, a “new paradigm” was called for, allowing the government to emphasize detection and prevention of crime, at the expense of more traditional notions of due process."

7:12 PM  
Anonymous truth needing a capitol "t" said...

After the American people have now realized they bought the pig in a poke, the cat is out of the bag, like it or not. And that cat ain't going back in the bag. Neither will the rest of the trash that's been stuffed away.

People should ask themselves what has the media been keeping from you and just how close are they to the White House, Congress and Pentagon?

7:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Put the pink panties on the teddy bear that will really distract Miller!

7:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

teak said...

"Addington is the other dick of the White House for sure. Every American should despise him. Fascist."

Don't hold back your feelings, teak!


7:18 PM  
Anonymous naschkatze said...

Are Jackie and 6 Miles. . . saying they think the WH is going to try to pull the plug on the trial somehow before it gets any worse for them? I saw a troll over at HuffPo who said this trial would be over this week, and of course, everyone jumped all over him. But I wonder. They must be getting awfully worried over there.

7:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does the full moon have something to do with anything?

7:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG the full moon! Someone better keep an eye on SPB and Fitz!

7:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read about Addington a long, long time ago, Stephanie. It is his way or no way.

I'm sure there are some nice lawyers that are in teaching positions that could tell you all about Addington and his ways.

7:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Put the pink panties on the teddy bear that will really distract Miller!"

Ha ha! LOL! Poor teddy.. Miller might get the warm and fuzzies on the witness stand and think about her boo, Irve! That would freak the woman out!

"OMG the full moon! Someone better keep an eye on SPB and Fitz!"

Yeah. watch for me. Cause I'm an animal when a full moon is out!

7:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OSC has been updated:

Office of Special Counsel

7:50 PM  
Blogger Nan said...

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7:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

S-Q, see link on 3rd post of this thread for ALL docs introduced as evidence.

8:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I am absolutely sure that trial attorney, Joseph Cotchett, downloaded exhibit GX57 for his files (certification by employee). And I see Libby's chicken scratches on some of his copies.

8:00 PM  
Blogger Nan said...

Okay - if anyone is just twiddling his or her thumbs waiting for Jeralyn's, Pach's, Christy's, and Marcy's evening reports, you might want to read through the 20 or so comments to emptywheel's morning "What I Think Happened" post.

Did anyone see anything of substance on any of the other blogs besides FDL today? Any and all links appreciated. ;-)


8:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Anon at 8:00 pm. I have the OSC website as my favorites on my computer. I hope others will do the same.


8:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon @ 8:00:

Thanks! :)

8:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon at 8:11

No Way!!!

8:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nan @ 8:02:

Those comments at emptywheel are quite interesting! Thanks for the link! :D

8:28 PM  
Blogger Nan said...

You're welcome, s-q.

Did you see the Dickerson post up over at Slate?

Dickerson - "My Surreal Day at the Libby Trial


8:40 PM  
Blogger jan said...

Yes, Nan. That was a really good read- thanks!

8:52 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Anon I'd love for the trial to be completed but I guess I was thinking these crooks had some since. Now smart criminals would not allow this to happen. But looking at the White House well it's full of idiots who follow other idiots. Like most powerful people the brains of this corrupt group will never be known. Bush/Cheney and others are the worker bees and all will take the fall for the secret men running the country.

9:13 PM  
Blogger Nan said...

You're welcome, Jan.

Check out SPB's blog for a Spiegel Online International interview with former CIA-Europe director Tyler Drumheller entitled "We Probably Gave Powell the Wrong Speech".

It gets into renditions and all that. Pretty darn damning, I'd say. Good thing we have Justice on our side!


9:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Two weeks ago, Schulze went to the VA hospital in St. Cloud. He told a staff member he was thinking of killing himself, and asked to be admitted to the mental health unit, said his father and stepmother, who accompanied him. They said he was told he couldn't be admitted that day. The next day, as he spoke to a counselor in St. Cloud by phone, he was told he was No. 26 on the waiting list, his parents said.

Four days later, Schulze, 25, committed suicide in his New Prague home."

This Marine's death came after he served in Iraq

This is very disturbing! Why in the hell is there a waiting list for an Iraqi Vet that thinks he might kill himself? There is something deeply wrong with this!!
Shame on our government and shame on this!!

9:30 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Fitz your coming attraction showing the whore Judy is scary real scary.
Now my suggestion is to have Bonnie, Katie, Kathleen, Debra or Debbie question Judy. If one of you guys ask her questions look for that sex look and the come on.
Remember this is a court of law but Judy's looking for future clients.

9:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

click on the image and see Judy and her fading beauty up close and personal, life is cruel.

10:00 PM  

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