Jan 16, 2007

Informed Reporting..?

Previewing Fitz's Case Against Irve

Opening statements in the criminal trial against I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff, are still a week away, but the special prosecutor has already provided a preview into the government's case against the ex-White House official accused of lying to the FBI and a grand jury about his role in the leak of a covert CIA operative.

According to court documents, Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has said he plans to focus on the week of July 7 to 14, 2003, during which Libby allegedly told several reporters that Valerie Plame Wilson worked for the CIA and was responsible for convincing the agency to send her husband, former ambassador Joseph Wilson, to Niger in 2002 to investigate claims that Iraq had sought 500 tons of uranium from the African country.

"I'm not going to argue it was the most important issue consuming the Bush administration," Fitzgerald told US District Court Judge Reggie Walton during a February 24 federal court hearing, a transcript of which was obtained by this reporter.

Fitzgerald said, according to the transcript, that he will argue that Mr. Libby was consumed with Wilson more than he should have been during that week. "But he was, and you can look at the time he spent with people," Fitzgerald added. "When talking about Mr. Wilson for the first time, he described himself as a former Hill staffer. He meets with people off-premises. There were some unusual things I won't get into about that week. At the end of the day, we're talking about someone who spent a lot of time during the week of July 7 to July 14 focused on the issue of Wilson and Wilson's wife."

"Truthout reported that Rove was indicted last May and later struck a plea agreement with the prosecutor based on conversations with high-ranking government sources. Rove's attorney, Robert Luskin, vehemently denied the report and, in June 2006, said he had received a letter from Fitzgerald exonerating Rove. However, Luskin has not publicly released a copy of the letter he claims Fitzgerald sent him nearly nine months ago. Fitzgerald has not publicly confirmed or denied Luskin's assertions regarding Rove's legal status." <more>

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go Leopold! Now there is our reporter.

Are those unusual things going to come out in trial?

8:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


(Oh, it is on rawstory, I'll never get it.)

KUWAIT CITY, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) -- U.S. might launch a military strike on Iran before April 2007, Kuwait-based daily Arab Times released on Sunday said in a report.

The report, written by Arab Times' Editor-in-chief Ahmed al-Jarallah citing a reliable source, said that the attack would be launched from the sea, while Patriot missiles would guard all Arab countries in the Gulf.

Recent statements emanating from the United States indicated the Bush administration's new strategy for Iraq doesn't include any proposal to make a compromise or negotiate with Syria or Iran, added the report.

The source told al-Jarallah that U.S. President George W. Bush recently had held a meeting with Vice President Dick Cheney, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and other assistants in the White House, where they discussed the plan to attack Iran in minute detail.

Lord, God in heaven, please help us all from this mad man.

8:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

would love to see russert on the stand.

9:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Could you tell us how much chiltins is the bomb? Ha ha!

After hearing about Irve's ethnic tie, I'm laughing!!! The lawyer of year should have talked to him.. And I am still looking for the tie that he wore today. I like to see it close up.. Irve should have plea bargained. I have feeling for the next 6 weeks of this trial that I will be purely entertained by the defense. It's sad but it is too funny. I have never heard of the most retarded defense like Irve. Irve's case takes the cake!

9:29 PM  
Blogger calamityjane said...

Good evening,everybody.
Fitz, thanks for the update postings.
I continue to remember you in my prayers.

10:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi CJ,

Yeah Jason I second Teak, its time

10:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jason is one of the best reporters! :)

10:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



11:29 PM  
Blogger calamityjane said...

Hi, t. Hi, everybody.
Wow. A whole lotta postin goin on tonight.

11:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Freepers on 11/22/2000

To: timydnuc

Find the meanest, most viscious junk yard dog of a prosecuter that exists, and make him (or her) attorney general. Then go through the FBI files and IRS records with a fine toothed comb and indict every stinking demoNcrap in the country.

Then try them. Convict them. Sentence them. And imprison them amongst the general prison population.

14 Posted on 11/22/2000 14:53:29 PST by neutrino (neutrino)

Bwwwwaaaaaaaaahhhh!! Turn the tables on the Repukes since they like to call people a junkyard dog.

11:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Teak said
"KUWAIT CITY, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) -- U.S. might launch a military strike on Iran before April 2007, Kuwait-based daily Arab Times released on Sunday said in a report."

In addition to FEAR, anything that separtes and divides people has been used as an excuse by the world leaders to start wars in order to make money for the few. I think the real reasons for the present wars are about trading oil in dollars vs euros and global domination.
It's time we wake up to this manipulation and start focusing on each others similarities as a human race, which in turn would promote unity, peace and coperation.

10:57 AM  

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