Feb 19, 2007

All Roads Lead To...

The Libby-Cheney Connection
Libby Testimony Raises More Questions About Cheney's Role In The CIA Leak Case


In the fall of 2003, as a federal criminal probe was just getting underway to determine who leaked the identity of CIA officer Valerie Plame to the media, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, the-then chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, sought out Cheney to explain to his boss his side of the story.

The explanation that Libby offered Cheney that day was virtually identical to one that Libby later told the FBI and testified to before a federal grand jury: Libby said he had only passed along to reporters unsubstantiated gossip about Plame that he had heard from NBC bureau chief Tim Russert.

The grand jury concluded that the account was a cover story to conceal the role of Libby and other White House officials in leaking information about Plame to the press, and indicted him on five felony counts of making false statements, perjury, and obstruction of justice.

At the time that Libby offered his explanation to Cheney, the vice president already had reason to know that Libby's account to him was untrue, according to sources familiar with still-secret grand jury testimony and evidence in the CIA leak probe, as well as testimony made public during Libby's trial over the past three weeks in federal court.

Yet, according to Libby's own grand jury testimony, which was made public during his trial in federal court, Cheney did nothing to discourage Libby from telling that story to the FBI and the federal grand jury. Moreover, Cheney encouraged then-White House press secretary Scott McClellan to publicly defend Libby, according to other testimony and evidence made public during Libby's trial.


If Libby is found guilty, investigators are likely to probe further to determine if Libby devised what they consider a cover story in an effort to shield Cheney. <more>

29 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

fitz!!!!!!xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

4:31 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

"If Libby is found guilty, investigators are likely to probe further to determine if Libby devised what they consider a cover story in an effort to shield Cheney."
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Bring on that investigation and indictment for Darth!! :)

4:32 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Libby was found guilty when Wells didn't give a Defense. The jurors were waiting for Libby's defense team to defend their opening statements. Only to have no defense given. So the case goes to the jurors with only the word of Libby the liar who wouldn't even defend himself. Now they are left to decide would a man who in his own words on tape not step foward to answer to the witnesses charges. Would a man who was so smart to take the United States into an invasion of Iraq have memory lost only during certain dates but as smart as a whip the rest of the time. They have to wonder what would Libby say in his defense and why didn't he defend himself against these charges. As for Wells closing statements it only for appeal reasons he knows the jurors have found Libby guilty.

4:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like a good probe...

4:43 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Yup.. A road lead back to Cheney..

Libby-->Cheney--->Bush--->oil and profits--->Iraq/Al Queda/Hussein connection--->2000 and 2004 stolen election.

4:53 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

SPB:

I just want to see them all wearing orange jumpsuits. However, that won't bring back the 3100+ troops or the thousands of Iraqis killed in this horrible, horrible blanket of deceit!

Justice is coming...

4:57 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

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5:18 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Let's not forget the journalists and other troops from other countries went over to Iraq who lost their lives too. The Bush Administration screwed and betrayed the world and not just the American people. The Administration will never been forgiven not only in this country but overseas. So, the justice that will be coming to them is not from us but from the person upstairs called GOD. They have to answer to GOD for their actions. So, it will be judgement day for them.

5:19 PM  
Blogger jan said...

Is that a bell I hear tolling ;D

5:21 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

What Goes Around Comes Around...

5:48 PM  
Anonymous e said...

"If Libby is found guilty, investigators are likely to probe further to determine if Libby devised what they consider a cover story in an effort to shield Cheney."

geezzzzzz my cat even knows that to be a fact..Cheney just needs to walk to the nearest cell and lock himself in it...like Otis used to do on Andy Griffth...only don't let him out :)

6:32 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

"Cheney just needs to walk to the nearest cell and lock himself in it...like Otis used to do on Andy Griffth...only don't let him out :)"

Thank you Special Agent E! And let's not forget the blow up doll President Gerbil and his brain, Tubby McTreason Rove. Lock them all in the cell and throw away the key.

:D

6:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chitlins from Signatures will be hand carried to the prison cells of Cheney and Libby as appetizers to grub on. Wash those puppies down with koolaid.

6:44 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Wolfowitz manipulated the intelligence...bring that spit hair combing fool down too!

6:58 PM  
Anonymous pink panties network said...

All Roads Lead To...A Very corrupted Administration that needs to be removed, impeached and charged with treason. A serious ass scrubbing at 1600 Pennsylvavia Avenue and an extreme makeover of integrity for the next Adminstration in 2008 asap.

7:03 PM  
Anonymous Pink Panty Patrol said...

Pink Panty Patril reporting for duty. Ready to do an ass scrubbing at 1666 Pennsylania Avenue! lol

7:21 PM  
Anonymous teak said...

http://thinkprogress.org/2007/02/19/
rice-troops-appreciated/

"And the final thing I want to say is I know that a lot’s going on in Washington and that you’re hearing it. A lot’s going on because we are a great democracy. And people have their views and they’re going to express them. And some do not think that this was the right war to fight, and others think that we in the Administration haven’t fought this war quite right. By the way, all of them know that the sacrifice and the labor of our men and women here has been honorable.

And so when you hear the criticism of the war or the criticism of the President or of me or of anybody else, I do want you to know that to a person at home, your honor and your sacrifice and your labor is appreciated. People know what you’re doing and it’s appreciated across the board. I don’t care what people think of the policies; it’s appreciated across the board."

Perhaps this is all the emotions Condi is able of, frankly I think she committed treason against her country and citizens more than once.

She should be made to go to the Iraqi morgues with the innocent Iraqis looking for their families' bodies and answer their questions why. Perhaps when Congress and BushCo. quits blaming the Iraqis or Iran for everything, they could explain what steps were done to hamper any progress for peace and to further their War for oil, power, greed, and narcissism.

7:55 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Dang! Sling Blade and Geezer! You guys have been looking at my avatar so much it crashed their server! LOLMAO

8:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Pink Panty Patril reporting for duty. Ready to do an ass scrubbing at 1666 Pennsylania Avenue! lol"


Ha Ha! LMAO! Good one....

;-)

8:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2007/02/foggo.html

8:51 PM  
Anonymous Pink Panty Patrol said...

The first place I'm scrubbing is Cheney's office with disinfectant or Old Spice Cologne, I haven't quite decided which yet. lol

8:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looseheadprop, bless her heart, is back to salivating all over Fitzgerald again in her posts. She needs to let the ink dry on her divorce papers before she tries to hook another guy.

Meanwhile, everyone over at FDL is trying to anticipate Fitz's summation tricks. The simple fact is: He's not a trickster. He'll be direct, fair, and thorough because that is who he is.

9:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.spiegel.de/international/0,1518,467175,00.html

"The Damage to Bush Is Enormous"

9:03 PM  
Anonymous pink panties network said...

"The first place I'm scrubbing is Cheney's office with disinfectant or Old Spice Cologne, I haven't quite decided which yet."

LOL! Don't forget to scrub the chimpster's bed for dust mice and look for the empty booze bottles.


"Looseheadprop, bless her heart, is back to salivating all over Fitzgerald again in her posts. She needs to let the ink dry on her divorce papers before she tries to hook another guy."

Keep a mini water hose in your briefcase for those broads salivating over you, Fitz.

Good luck in court, manana..

Outta here. *)

9:31 PM  
Anonymous Pink Panty Patrol said...

Pink Panties Network, that WH is like the swamp and it needs to be drained before it can be scrubbed. LOL

11:24 PM  
Anonymous purple pantie court watchers said...

Fitz should be a priest to hear you tell it, pinkies lol

11:32 PM  
Blogger PrissyPatriot said...

Can't wait to hear about the closing arguments from team Fitz and Scooter paid thugs. Tomorrow won't be a good day for rethuglicans either...

This is a local case with potential national implications-as turns out ES& S have had to pay out for defective machines in other states-and the machines were a problem

Election results challenged in "Squire V Geer."
This morning Presidents day February 19, 2007 proceedings got underway in the case of “Squire v Geer.” The finder of fact, Cuyahoga visiting Judge Joel Sacco, will decide whether the Franklin County Board of Elections conducted the Nov. 2006 election in a way that left the results inconclusive. If he rules the results are inconclusive, incumbent-Contester “Squire” will be restored to the bench.
Geer and the Franklin County Board of Elections are being defended by the Franklin County Prosecutor. Contester is being represented by her husband, Attorney Percy Squire.

Have a great evening, may the force be with team Fitz tomorrow;-)

11:38 PM  
Anonymous The Depends Defense Team said...

"Pink Panties Network, that WH is like the swamp and it needs to be drained before it can be scrubbed.

Agree... *)

purple pantie court watchers...

LMAO at the name....

1:32 AM  
Anonymous Disgusted said...

Anonymous: "Looseheadprop, bless her heart, is back to salivating all over Fitzgerald again in her posts. She needs to let the ink dry on her divorce papers before she tries to hook another guy."

Anon/Bridget/Maddie--why do you always have to be a possessive, snotty little bitch? Just fess up and admit that you, too, have a crush on the guy, will ya?

9:01 AM  

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