Jan 25, 2007

Inside The White House...

Cathie Martin One
V.P. and Scooter take charge
Cathie Martin, Two
Tim Russert & MTP = Admin. snowblower
Cathie Martin, Three
Breaking! Word from one of the (male) journalists: Ari Fleischer is in the bathroom. He uses the bathroom just like anyone else. He doesn't know whether he's going to testify today."
Is Scott Shane still reporting from inside there?
More wrasslin' with Ted and Willie - "We were told he (Ari) had relevant information. Frankly I didn't want to give him immunity, I was buying a pig in a poke. I did not know what we were going to get other than I knew it was going to be relevant to the case. They're asking for things they're not entitled to. It's not fair."
"I have been at the game long enough to know defense attorneys will say some things so they can learn things they're not entitled to learn." Yours truly
5:30: Judy MILLER time.

62 Comments:

Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

Thanks for the visual of Cathie

this is fsascinating...and Ari next!

back to FDL

Do you think the WH may be monitoring FDL -- LOL

2:24 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

Forgot to say:

You are 'da bomb!

2:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lotsa people are monitoring Marcy's work. She's a genius.

2:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Martin says:

Scooter goes up to front of AF2, then comes back, has a card in hand. It says
He wants us to give statement on the record. He wants me to do it.
Martin: He is VP and Me is Scooter Libby.
Fitz: introduces card.
Martin: I asked for the card, I wanted to type up the quote, to make sure the reporter got the quote right.


Interesting on a defendant that suffers from memory loss. Priceless.

*Scooter Libby: A Tale of Two People-A Public Servant and A Liar

*BTW that will be the title of my upcoming article...

2:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is for Jackie:

Martin: Should we call Newsweek to be fair to them, since we don't normally give an on the record conversation. Scrambled for Evan Thomas' number. I had … I don't think we yet had the number. Called my press secretary for the number. Need to get back to Kessler. It was late, it was Scooter's son's birthday. We'll ride home with you in the Van so you can get home sooner and be with your child.

It was Scooter's son birthday. Ask Scooter did he remeber his own son's birthday despite being overwhelm with work...

3:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kudos to Marcy and Christy at FDL!
:D


Q:

Yes, I agree it is most fascinating and I'm trying to work and keep up with all of it! LOL

3:05 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

Administration snowblower is right, Prosecutor!

3:08 PM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

3:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm really having blogger issues today and trying to post is a challenge! But, I'll continue to try! hehe

3:13 PM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

Good Day to Fitz and the Justice Bloggers...

Let's paint a picture of the WhiteHouse shall we:

Picture This...

"Inside the Whitehouse is a den of vipers in every corner so be sure to carry a snake anti-venom kit and wear special shirts made out of metal to deflect the backstabbing knives that come at you from all directions!

The Politics are so thick there that a single word can get you fired without any warning...

You return from lunch one day and you find out that security has cleaned out your office and your security pass no longer works to get in!

You've just become an ex-employee and now you're one of the 'Them' so...

If you're not with us, you're with the Terrorist! - G.W. Bush

Have a nice day Scooter, you Terrorist sympathizer you!

How does it feel to be cast out by your so called 'friends' ?"

Bwahahahahaha!

3:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fitz,

You will be very proud of Jason. I just read his lastest article. It is awesome. And we both are on the same page regarding the opening statements. Here is an excerpt:

In other words, the accusations against Rove that Wells cited in his opening statements have nothing to do with the perjury, obstruction of justice, and lying to investigators Libby was charged with, which is exactly the point Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald had made in his opening statements to jurors hours earlier.

Fitzgerald described in startling detail the lengths to which Libby and other White House officials went in order to attack a single critic of the Iraq war, Plame's husband, former ambassador Joseph Wilson, whose stinging rebukes of the administration's use of pre-war Iraq intelligence enraged Cheney and set in motion a chain of events that led Libby, and many other senior cabinet members, to leak Wilson's wife's identity to some of the most well-known reporters in Washington, DC, in an attempt to silence him.
Fitzgerald provided jurors with a visual timeline of the events that led up to May 2003, when Cheney first found out about Wilson and Plame, and the unusual obsession the vice president, Libby, and many other officials had, in the ensuing days, with beating back the criticism that Wilson piled on the administration during the month of June and July 2003.

One of the more astonishing revelations during the first day of the trial was the revelation by Wells that as many as six government witnesses, including Ari Fleischer, who at the time of the Plame leak was White House press secretary, received an immunity deal in exchange for testimony. It was not disclosed whether Fleischer received "transactional" or "blanket" immunity, or "use" immunity, which would allow the government to prosecute a witness using evidence obtained independently of a witness's immunized testimony. It is rare for the government to provide a witness with transactional immunity.

Indeed Fleischer, Wells said, told NBC News reporter David Gregory and possibly other reporters that Wilson's wife worked at the CIA, that her name was Valerie Plame, and that she was responsible for sending Wilson to Niger. Fleischer testified before a grand jury that in addition to Libby, his boss, White House Communications Director Dan Bartlett also told him Plame worked for the CIA and was married to Wilson. After Bartlett discussed the Plame matter with Fleischer, the press secretary leaked it to reporters.
Gregory never reported what Fleischer had told him, but his involvement in the leak case, which has not been previously reported, along with that of numerous other journalists, underscores the often cooperative relationship between the Washington press corps and officials in the White House.


Cheers, Jason!

3:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GEF:

The so called "friends" are throwing each other under the bus... while screaming "I didn't know him!"

It is getting more comical each and every day! LOLMAO

3:22 PM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

Biloxi,

Like I said yesterday...

I like Jason's Crystal Ball on this..

Go Jason Go.

I just hope that Jason gets vindicated for that Rove Smeer by Big Media outlets like the one who call themselves fair and balanced..

3:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Put Cheney away! He CRAZY!

3:25 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Great Jason now that puts Journalist on notice that the White House has become the enemy.
SPB thanks for the info Now Libby has selective memory lost. Tom Cruise/family matters can be remembered. Affairs of the United States and White House crimes committed Libby draws a blank. No if Libby can get the jurors give him a get out of jail card they his memory problem will be cleared up and he can go back to working at the White House. There's only one thing that stands in the way of that plan working his name is PATRICK J. FITZGERALD.

3:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I hope no funny stuff is going on in the bathroom.

3:29 PM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

Hi S-q! :)

quote:
The so called "friends" are throwing each other under the bus... while screaming "I didn't know him!"

It's like Iran-Contra back in Poppys day where everybody decided to say: "I don't recall!"

Another "Gilligan" Memory Case.

Gilligan: "Uhh I don't know skipper.."
Skipper: "Think Gilligan think!"

quote:
It is getting more comical each and every day!

Yup, Like one of those Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts...

And we all know who Phillis Diller is this time..

hee hee hee!

3:29 PM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

Hi Jackie,

Yep, Fitz threw a monkey wrench into their smooth sailing War business rackets..

;-)

3:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I like Jason's Crystal Ball on this.."

GEF:

And I tell him very often via email. I appreciate his knowledge and good reporting.

:D

3:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Breaking! Word from one of the (male) journalists: Ari Fleischer is in the bathroom. He uses the bathroom just like anyone else. He doesn't know whether he's going to testify today."
Is Scott Shane still reporting from inside there?"

Fitz,

You should be using Ari's real name: Lawrence! LOL!

Cracked up with Marcy mentioned Ari's real name...

3:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi there GEF! :)

Yep, they're all running scared now and don't recall! Repeat of history, wouldn't ya say?

Phyllis Diller aka Judy Miller! But, I have to say Phyllis is cuter!

ROFLMAO

Check yer mail darlin' :)

3:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SPB & GEF:

We need more journalists/reporters like Jason! He is so talented and is a truth teller! And, he has a nice crystal ball too!! hehe

Lawrence? OMG! I about lost my lunch on that SPB! LOLMAO

3:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jackie:

From FDL:

For some reason both Fitz and Wells wore gray suits today.

Don't know about the tie. Thought I let you know of the little angel's attire since you are his fashion consultant!

3:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/
horsesmouth/2007/01/post_17.php

MCCAIN: We have to show the American people a path to success. Joe Lieberman would never have been re-elected in Connecticut supporting the war if it was as simple as some of my Democratic friends portray it.

Overnight ratings, I understand, were slightly in favor of supporting the president's proposal. We've got to sell it and it's got to be done, and we've got to explain better the consequences of failure, which is chaos in the region."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/
joseph-a-palermo/bushs-
accountability-mo_b_33676.html

This says it all. Someone should tell McCain don't bother, he's a corrupt liar too.

3:40 PM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

Biloxi,

quote:
Word from one of the (male) journalists: Ari Fleischer is in the bathroom. He uses the bathroom just like anyone else. He doesn't know whether he's going to testify today."
Is Scott Shane still reporting from inside there?"

I wouldn't be surprised if the court bathrooms are not chock full of GOPs who are nervous to testify...

They all should have diarrhea right about now.. :)

Ari Fleisher as Lawrence ?

Bwahahahahahaha.. LMAO*)

3:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Need more toilet tissue in the men's room!

3:46 PM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

Anon 3:46,

Bwahahahahaha!

*Cheers*

3:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And keep your hands to yourself.
No looking either!

3:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We must alert the media that journalists go to the bathroom and have bathroom issues like everyone else.

"They all should have diarrhea right about now.. :)"

Irve will have that problem, GEF, when his so-called defense don't go his way. Those baby depends and baby wipes will help. I just hope that Fitz hold his water and used another men's room because I have feeling if Scooter and his henchmen are using the same men's room, god, it has to stink in there!

;-)

3:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey guys:

I think a remake of "Lawrence of Arabia" should be in the works..
starring Lawrence (Ari) Fleischer as "Lawrence of the White House"

LOLMAO

3:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And I hope Libby and his henchmen ate the right brand of oatmeal this morning. Otherwise, use another men's room, Fitz..

3:51 PM  
Anonymous quote of the day said...

Fitzmas said:

"Is Scott Shane still reporting from inside the men’s room?"

LMAO said Quzi

4:04 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

From FDL:

hey Ari: urinal the blogs now

4:05 PM  
Blogger patriot girl said...

Hello all.

God - I'm having a hard time catching up. Took me all day, and I know I have missed much.

I am very glad to see the defence is making no progress, from what I have read so far.

Is it normal for these attorneys (Wells specifically) to not really ask questions, but to dictate to witnesses what they've already said previously, but not really what they've said? Seems like if I was a juror, that would piss me off. Let the witness speak for him/herself please.

Anyway - I am enjoying the show!

4:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm..

"One of the more astonishing revelations during the first day of the trial was the revelation by Wells that as many as six government witnesses, including Ari Fleischer, who at the time of the Plame leak was White House press secretary, received an immunity deal in exchange for testimony."

And I know those six government witnesses that have immunity are on the list of the 9 John Doe government officials being sued by the Wilsons in the civil suit. Armitage is one of the people sued and I know Armitage is on that list. And I have an inkling the other 5 witness that have immunity in this case.. Man, the rest of the people on that potential witness list involved in the leak should made a deal with Fitz.

4:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Armitage is one of the people sued and I know Armitage is on that list."

Correction: Armitage is one of the people sued and I know Fleischer is on that list.

Typed too fast... Sheesh...

4:14 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

Ari's bathroom graffiti:

"For A Good Leak, Call Robert Novak @ 1-900-WHO-MEPEE

4:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.rawstory.com/news/2007/
Iran_The_Road_to_Confrontation_
0123.html

Impeach and round up the Cabal.

4:21 PM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

Biloxi,

quote:
Irve will have that problem, GEF, when his so-called defense don't go his way. Those baby depends and baby wipes will help. I just hope that Fitz hold his water and used another men's room because I have feeling if Scooter and his henchmen are using the same men's room, god, it has to stink in there!

Fitz should ask to use the Judge's restroom. It's probably less active there..

4:23 PM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

Hi Quzi, Hi Patriot Girl,

Missed ya funny rants..

;)

4:25 PM  
Blogger patriot girl said...

thanks GEF-
I missed you guys too.

4:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone who could write about sex with animals, one should not be sharing the same washroom. period.

4:38 PM  
Blogger patriot girl said...

oh...

apparently Mr. Walton doesn't like it either:

W it is your recollection that you had this conversation [Wells mispronounces Grenier's name: Gren-ee-eer]

Walton interrupts, that's not what she said.

M I'm just saying I don't have a picture in my head, based on what they're telling me.

4:39 PM  
Anonymous teak said...

"Walton: He's upset you put your water up there bc if it falls on our computer, we have no money to replace it, because we have no budget."

The Bush-Cheney White House never heard of the concept except for others.

4:43 PM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

Teak,

Don't nobody drink water..and be careful that the paper clips don't get stuck inside the keyboard...

Oh and shoot the first man that drinks a cup of coffee close to my machine..

That's why I say that people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones..

LOLMAO*)

4:55 PM  
Blogger patriot girl said...

so is it the French, Italian, or British intel??

I thought Bush said British in his speach.

"M - Sorry. The Italians that suggested Iraq was trying to get yellowcake from Niger. At some point these documents were learned to be forgeries."
---------------------------------

well... checking out some other news I noticed since China now has the 'satellite killers', which could shut down the entire infrastructure of our country, the US counters with the 'heat ray gun', a non-lethal way of making the enemy surrender their guns... I don't get it.

And, I now thoroughly believe Mr. Maliki is in cahoots with Moqtada Sadr.

quote: "Whatever the truth, Mr Maliki put the emphasis on political engagement with Moqtada Sadr, a key political ally."

Key political ally or enemy of the coalition forces?
you decide.

5:02 PM  
Anonymous t said...

You guys are all funny:-D

Patriot girl said Let the witness speak for him/herself please.

Yes PG indeed-however wells needs to put words in their mouths, cause if they speak on their own they may tell the truth. And that's simply a risk he cannot take! heeheehee

5:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Fitz should ask to use the Judge's restroom. It's probably less active there.."

Just make sure he brings some spray. The case wouldn't go in his favor if he "bombs" the Judge's bathroom. LOL! Hee hee.. If not, may I suggest he carries a dixie cup with him and use that.

;-)

5:13 PM  
Anonymous Forged Niger Doc Info said...

Patriot Girl - April 8th

http://patrickjfitzgerald.blogspot.com/2006/04/bush-et-al-hoodwinked-by-spam.html

5:19 PM  
Blogger patriot girl said...

yes..
I believe you are right T.
Again...
if I was a juror that would just piss me off. So, keep it up Wells. See where that gets ya!

I'm out people.
Have a good evening.

5:20 PM  
Blogger patriot girl said...

f.n.d.i.

yep... but what I was sarcastically referring to was
what Gerbil-boy actually 'said':

"The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa."

Peace out.

5:25 PM  
Anonymous squeeze me! said...

Mr. and Mrs. Juice

When Vice-President Dick Cheney named Catherine Martin to replace Mary Matalin as his chief spokeswoman on Dec. 13 he made it official: Washington has a new power couple.

Cathie Martin, 34, is married to Kevin Martin, 36, one of five members of the Federal Communications Commission. They met at Harvard Law School--both are class of '93--and despite having been in Washington only a few years, have rocketed to the upper echelons of the capital power structure. Cathie gained Cheney's confidence while accompanying him on political trips before the midterm elections, and Kevin helped vanquish Al Gore in the Florida recount battle.

After a brief stint as deputy chief of staff and White House liaison for Commerce Secretary Donald Evans, Cathie Martin served as Matalin's No. 2 for the past 18 months. Before that, the University of Texas grad worked for former Texas Attorney General (now Senator-elect) John Cornyn.

Kevin Martin earned his spurs by being on the first flight to Florida from Austin the day after the contested 2000 election. As deputy general counsel to the Bush campaign, he oversaw the legal team working behind the scenes with the Dade and Broward County canvassing boards. His connections came in handy: He had clerked for U.S. District Court Judge William Hoeveler in Miami.

Now, Kevin Martin could hold the balance of power at the FCC, where he may be a swing vote in such crucial issues as deregulation of the Baby Bells. - 2002

5:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now isn't that 'Heat Ray Gun' just special? Forget those tanning beds...I bet I could get a tan with that baby!!

Can you say, 'Burn Baby Burn'?!

5:31 PM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

Biloxi,

quote:
If not, may I suggest he carries a dixie cup with him and use that.

A dixie cup ?

Poor Fitz...

Bwahahahahaha! LOLMAO*)

5:40 PM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

s-q,

I'd just get a mirror and flash it back at their butts..

Roasted Military Heiney..

See if they like that!

Hee hee hee!

5:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GEF:

Are you serving fries with that Roasted Military Heiney..??

LOLMAO

5:49 PM  
Blogger calamityjane said...

Hi, everybody.Busy with my new job. Just now catching up on yesterday and today's trial blogging form FDL.Very interesting. Sounds to me like everyone who's testified is developing memory problems. No surprise there.
Can't wait for tomorrow's witnesses.

5:52 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Fitz wont say this but I will.
To all in the Defense team
How you like me now, as Fitz kicked butt. Mess with the best and lose like the rest. That's my little angel at work.

Look for more to come as the little angel unfolds his cards and shocks the legal world. Student will ask how did you know it was so brilliant. Time and skill is the key to a successful case. You learn from all the cases you've lost. Each time learning more and getting better. We are watching a master at work. Now remember Fitzgerald was Attorney of the year, now it's Wells. Problem for Wells is he's working with no cards as Libby wasn't smart enough to cover his butt. Libby was to busy covering Cheney's butt.

6:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"A dixie cup ?"

"Poor Fitz..."

Yup... Better him than me..

;-)

I am glad that Zeidenberg is getting some experience in this trial. I hope to hear his name in the near future of high profile cases.

6:13 PM  
Blogger Nan said...

Hi -
What a day! Great job, PJF & Team!!!

Crooks and Liars has a video segment of Jon Stewart's interview of Scott McClellan last night:

McClellan on Daily Show

Enjoy! Off to read Leopold's article...thanks for posting the link, SPB.

Nan

6:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

-------------

Give it up Ari and the rest of the evil doers,

the bathroom is not a good place to hide....

-------------

6:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget to zip up...

7:42 PM  

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