Jan 23, 2007

I Am Smiling Inside...

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Well’s Opening Statement - Part One
"Wells up.

As you learned a few days ago, my name is Ted Wells. And I speak for Scooter Libby. Scooter Libby is innocent. Totally innocent.

He is an innocent man and he has been wrongly and unfairly accused.

There will be no witness who takes that stand during this trial that will say "I know Scooter Libby intentionally lied." There is no such witness.

There will be no witness who will take the stand and produce a document that shows that Scooter Libby intentionally lied.

There will be no scientific evidence that he lied or gave a false statement.

This is a weak paper thin circumstantial evidence case about he said, she said.

No witness, no documents, no scientific evidence.

People do not lie for the heck of it."

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36 Comments:

Anonymous MSM said...

Libby-Rove catfight! Meow.

Rove or Ari immunized witness - the way they are going after Rove leads me to believe it is Rove.

12:19 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

Go Fitzie!!!

12:26 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

Love the Libby-Rove catfight...this is going to get very interesting

12:37 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

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12:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to say is that Pach is smart person and good observer check this out from Wells' statement:

Scooter Libby had two jobs. National Security Advisor and Chief of Staff. [No, Wells, Libby had three jobs–he also worked at the White House, you recall, as Assistant to Bush. Why not mention that?]

And Pach is right. Libby had three jobs and not two and not to mention that he is still had a license to practice law in the U.S. and internationally.

This case is about 3 telephone calls. 3 months later, he is being asked, what do you recall, with specificity ,about what was being said on a phone call.
Wells' voice is rising.
These conversations may have taken 20-30 seconds at most. Who can remember. [Note Wells makes no mention of the 2 hour meeting with Judy]


And Wells forgot the conversation with Judy and Libby that lasted appoximately 37 minutes. Murray Waas mentioned that in his recent article a few weeks ago.

12:43 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

So Rove may have turned on Libby and Cheney...it seems to good to be true...

Sealed vs. Sealed

12:44 PM  
Anonymous Ben Bradlee said...

Rove the Rat = Rove Sealed V. Sealed = Immunized Witness = Jason Leopold was right. Go figure?

12:46 PM  
Blogger Patrick J. Fitzgerald said...

Lunchtime. I am so hungry I could eat an elephant!

12:48 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

You were GREAT, Fitzie!!!!

12:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have a lunch heavy on the onions.
Then go back and breathe on the defense team.

12:52 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

Please eat something lighter, Prosecutor... We want no stomach noises in the courtroom. LOL

12:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Lunchtime. I am so hungry I could eat an elephant!"
I thik you just did, Fitzie ;)

12:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lunchtime. I am so hungry I could eat an elephant!
------------------------------
Fitz!!

I think you just ate about 3 elephants! LOL

1:00 PM  
Anonymous naschkatze said...

This will be very interesting. Who are you going to choose between, Libby or Rove? They are both guilty as sin, but is the jury supposed to take Rove's word over Libby's? Really, Jason Leopold needs to talk again! Wouldn't it be nice if Fitzgerald set both sides up to implode? I'll believe it when I see it though.

1:03 PM  
Blogger calamityjane said...

Go,Fitz!!!!

1:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Rove the Rat = Rove Sealed V. Sealed = Immunized Witness = Jason Leopold was right. Go figure?"

And what I am pissed off about is that Leopold is not getting the recognition that he deserves.

I don't think anyone should be surprised that Tubby McTreason threw Libby under the bus. And with the help from his henchmen attorney, Lust Luskin. Everyone is for his own self in this case...

And certainly sealed vs. sealed is not out of the woods yet..

1:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fitz:

What a great opening statement! Man! That rocked! The court room must have felt like a 7.0 earthquake!! LOL

1:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wells said...

"People do not lie for the heck of it."



Hmmmm, maybe Wells isn't such a bad guy after all?

1:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

S-Q said...
Fitz:

What a great opening statement! Man! That rocked! The court room must have felt like a 7.0 earthquake!! LOL


YEAH --- Rock N Roll is the Word for it!!!

:D

1:19 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

I am on the edge of my seat with this trial. I'm finishing lunch now. And I need to get some work done...it's sooooooo hard to work when I want to hear more!!!!!!!!

Go Team Fitzie!!!

1:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope they implode on each other and the truth gushes out on America once and for all.

Jason Leopold ought to name every sorry enabler and crook that obstructed the truth. Leopold has and will always be ahead of their manipulation games because he is a survivor. It would be interesting to see how many of the MSM "reporters" go looking for Jason's work to find out what is happening.

1:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bush lies for the heck of it and so does Cheney. fact

1:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

naschkatze said...

Wouldn't it be nice if Fitzgerald set both sides up to implode?



You mean like "Divide and Conquer"?


(WHERE have I heard that before ..............?)

1:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of Jason Leopold. He has a recent article that I just read called 16 words and Scooter Libby trial. It is very good piece. I picked some interesting things and maybe Fitz knows this. Check this out:

In his column, Kristoff had accused Cheney of allowing the truth about the Niger documents the administration used to build a case for war to go "missing in action." The failure of US armed forces to find any WMDs in Iraq in two months following the start of the war had been blamed on Cheney.
What in the previous months had been a request to gather information that could be used to discredit Wilson turned into a full-scale effort involving the Office of the Vice President, the National Security Council, and the State Department to find out how Wilson came to be chosen to investigate the uranium allegations involving Iraq and Niger.
Cheney was personally involved in this aspect of the information-gathering process as well, visiting CIA headquarters to inquire about Wilson. {Note: that is mention on the documentary Frontline on PBS} Hadley also raised questions about Wilson during this month with the State Department officials; he asked that information regarding Wilson's trip to Niger be sent to his attention at the National Security Council.


And this piece of informstion will bite Cheney in the ass:

On September 14, 2003, during an interview with Tim Russert of NBC's "Meet the Press," Cheney maintained that he didn't know Wilson or have any knowledge about his Niger trip or who was responsible for leaking his wife's name to the media. But Cheney knew Wilson well. He had spent months obsessing about him, according to court filings.
"I don't know Joe Wilson," Cheney said, in response to Russert, who had quoted Wilson as saying there was no truth to the Niger uranium claims. "I've never met Joe Wilson. And Joe Wilson - I don't know who sent Joe Wilson. He never submitted a report that I ever saw when he came back ... I don't know Mr. Wilson. I probably shouldn't judge him. I have no idea who hired him."


Great job, Jason!

1:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That seems to be happening already. Wells makes Libby out like he was the only one doing any work at the White House. Taxpayers, revolt!

1:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fitz,

Ask Timmy and Cheney that conversation in 2003 on the witness stand...

;-)

1:31 PM  
Blogger calamityjane said...

I just hope that in the struggle to throw each other under the bus, they pull the whole evil lot of them under. Remember, these are just corporate thugs that have done a hostile takeover of our government. The tactics and behavior that will ensue during the course of this trial will simply reflect that. Things like: 1. Tell a new version of the truth, 2.Deny (everything),3.Discredit anyone who can implicate you (ie."Disgruntled employee").4.If you get the chance, delay the proceedings for some hoaky reason.5. When all else fails, play the blame game.Team Libby is already setting up the gameboard for that.

1:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Frankly, Cheney is awful good claiming not to know, or having not met someone before.

1:37 PM  
Anonymous Court Clerk said...

The media down here is passing around and signing a letter of apology for some cat named Jason.

1:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Frankly, Cheney is awful good claiming not to know, or having not met someone before."

And what is interesting, Teak, is that the asswipe VP was too confident when he made that statement to Timmy that he couldn't recall Wilson. And remember, Fitz was not named as the Special Prosecutor back then when Cheney made that statement to Timmy. I wonder if Cheney is going to suffer memory loss if Fitz mentions September 14, 2003 conversation.

1:44 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

SPB,

I remember seeing Ambien Cheney on that "Meet the DePressed" show too...

I wish PJF could play all of the video of Cheney on different tv shows lying...it's so obvious he was Born to Lie

1:46 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

And has anyone ever told you Fitzie that you have a beautiful smile:)

Keep on smiling!

1:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Q:

I wish Fitz can show Cheney's interviews from T.V. But, Cheney is not on trial. But, it will be interesting what questions he will ask to Timmy and Cheney.

2:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

I hope they implode on each other and the truth gushes out on America once and for all.



And GUSH it Will!

Time for America to go shopping for some of these:


http://www.stearnsinc.com/hodgman/default.aspx


Ha ha, ha ha .....

2:37 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

It looks to me like there is going to be a VERY BIG BUS!....when they will be taking turns throwing each other under it.

He did it...
No, I didn't...he did it.
I certainly didn't do it ... they did it..

Blah, blah, blah

Isn't there a defense that sometimes works where each one blames the other so no one gets convicted...I do believe!

Libby trial - phase I with more chapters to write......

5:40 PM  
Anonymous drruth said...

Keep smiling you such cute boy

Magnificiant such work you do

special goot for you hug to de very special prosecutor

6:58 PM  

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