Jan 29, 2007

Bush League...

Ari Says Scooter Told Him of Plame
Prosecution 5 for 5 - Batting 1.000

Former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer testified yesterday that I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby divulged Valerie Plame's identity to him in July 2003, three days before Libby has told investigators he first learned of the undercover CIA officer.

Fleischer's narrative of Libby's "hush-hush" disclosures over a lunch table in a White House dining room made President Bush's former spokesman the most important prosecution witness to date in the week-old perjury trial of Vice President Cheney's onetime chief of staff. <

Never in His Wildest Dreams

After Martin, which was dullsville, Ari Fleischer took the stand. Compared to Martin, he was a compelling witness.

He also was unshakable in his assertion that Scooter Libby told him at lunch on July 7th, the day he left for Africa, that Wilson's wife suggested him for the Africa trip and that she worked in the CIA's counterproliferation division. He said Libby told him this was "hush-hush" and on the QT.

Ari was a polished pro. Rather than directing his answers to Zeidenberg or Jeffress, he turned to the jury and spoke to them directly, gesturing with his hands. This is a trick FBI agents use. <



Anonymous Anonymous said...

More on dickerson and today's testimoney

Ford's Article

10:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep, it appears that Lawrence "Ari" ..has now proven Scooter to be a liar!

11:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


What is up with this Dickerson fellow? Something is not right.

11:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I found this website on Joe and Valerie Wilson's website:

The Media Bloggers Association has created a site to compile the posts of its members who are covering the Libby trial. The site updates in real time, with the latest news from inside the courthouse and in-depth analysis. To view the newest posts on the MBA site, here the link.

11:42 PM  
Anonymous Clarice Comments said...

You're home--and we haven't thrown out the bottles and butts yet--Oh well, Rick said we should party hearty while you were out.

I agree Addington again doesn't deliver what the indictment promised.

I think (a) the declassification question shows what Miller said, Libby was always pinctikious about security matters and (b) he was making a perfectly legitimate inquiry about process in the CIA (something at this point of increased leaks, crap intelligence and a loony Niger trip with no NDA agreement to shut up the "consultant"--certainly triggered fears of an out of control rogue gang at Langley)

Posted by: clarice | January 29, 2007 at 04:44 PM

Rereading the indictment we now can see what the Special Prosecutor considers "in sum and substance"--i.e. anything at all he feels like mischaracterizing.

11:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you mean batting 1.000

12:06 AM  
Anonymous pink panties prosecutor said...

"Prosecution 5 for 5 - Batting 1.000"

And it is all because of his secret weapon...

12:21 AM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Nice picture Fitz what were you thinking. Nice to see the set up of the court. I remembered when testifying look directly at the jurors as you answer you become more believable. Ari's lawyers taught him good.

1:08 AM  

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