Feb 13, 2007

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Libby Liveblog: John Hannah One

Libby Live: John Hannah Two

Declassified NIEs

The Memory Defense Under Cross

Fitz: Scope of COS as you understood it. Part of it was to protect OVP and VP from public criticism.

Hannah: It's not the formulation I would use, Need to go out and truthfully defend office from unfair criticism.

Fitz: Especially important if it was directed at integrity of VP or OVP, and integrity of Admin, OVP, VP, in terms of Iraq.

Hannah: It would be important pushback, yes. [he's a lot more reluctant]

Fitz: Best time to see Libby was evening, particularly if you focus July 6. Fair to say during that week, if you said tomorrow morning take an hour or two to go out for coffee, he wouldn't take that time.

Hannah: It would be harder.

Fitz: If he gave someone an hour or two, it was something Libby thought important.

Hannah: WRT me, yes.

[You think Fitz woke up the jury?]

Fitz: We talked before about these documents. [Goes through them and the dates] You have no actual knowledge whether these were read by Libby and if so read by Libby

Hannah: I don't know that

Fitz: If we focus on that time frame, following June 9, Libby asked you to focus on researching what it was OVP knew about a trip by former Amb to Niger. You went and canvassed people about the trip, people didn't know about it prior to that time.

Hannah: Nobody had seen a report, nobody was aware of report.

Fitz: You came across a report not written by but about Wilson's trip. You brought this to Libby. When you brought it to Libby. When you went to describe contents of report, Libby already knew what was in the report. Your recollection, by the time you got an answer, he had found answers somewhere else. At time you discussed the report, one of the things foremost was content of report, where it discussed 1999 trip by trade delegation to Niger.

Hannah: That caught people's attention.

Fitz: When you went to discuss this report, Libby was discussing with you contents of report that focused on 1999 trip. Early June

Hannah: Second week of June

Fitz: What was important to VP was important to Libby

Hannah: Yes.

Scooter has stage fright. ;)

17 Comments:

Blogger Quzi said...

The Junkyard Reporter (Woodward) is such a snake...I just finished reading the audio transcript of him & Armitage played in court yesterday.

10:37 AM  
Blogger patriot girl said...

Hello everyone.

NYT reported yesterday:

Mr. Wilson was sent to Niger by the C.I.A., Mr. Armitage said, “Because the wife’s a [expletive] analyst at the agency!”

Libby Didn’t Name C.I.A. Operative

11:25 AM  
Blogger patriot girl said...

LA Times

"Sanger said he interviewed Libby in early July 2003 for an article, published later that month, about Iraq's nuclear intentions.

He testified that the subject of Wilson's wife did not come up during that conversation.

Special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald suggested, on cross-examination, that the circumstances of the interview were not conducive to passing along sensitive information, such as the identity of Wilson's wife.

"So, during an interview with the New York Times, in the presence of a press person, in the Old Executive Office Building, Mr. Wilson's wife was not mentioned?" Fitzgerald asked Sanger, who responded that that indeed was the case.

Libby's lawyers indicated that they planned to call Robert Novak to testify Monday. Novak wrote a July 14, 2003, column that was the first to identity Plame."

11:51 AM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Good Morning Everyone! :)

Federal prosecutors in San Diego are expected today to announce indictments in a case that involves the former No. 3 official at the CIA, Kyle "Dusty" Foggo, officials tell ABC News.

Officials said today's expected indictments will also include Wilkes.

At the time, officials close to Goss dismissed the investigation of Foggo "as existing only in the blogosphere" and tried to discourage ABC News from reporting the story.

Evildoers Beware-You May Be Next!



"Exisitng only in the blogosphere"

We were two steps ahead of them!

BAM! and BAM!

LOLMAO

11:53 AM  
Blogger patriot girl said...

Hi quzi & s-q!

What's the deal with Walton allowing evidence he said would not be entered????

C'mon Walton. Don't cave now.

12:33 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Interesting morning. Wells focused on Libby's heavy work duties, while he was totally involved with WMDs. Now what was it that Plame was working on as a covert agent?
The jurors had the best questions as they focused on the so called memory lapes. They are paying attention. Libby the hard worker doing everything yet he can't remember, but he can remember when necessary. I would call that selective memory. The questions by the jurors let you know what direction their going.

Later guys

12:34 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

From Emptywheel at FDL...
(TYOI=John Hannah)

Fitz: Scope of COS as you understood it. Part of it was to protect OVP and VP from public criticism.

TYOI: It's not the formulation I would use, Need to go out and truthfully defend office from unfair criticism.

Fitz: Especially important if it was directed at integrity of VP or OVP, and integrity of Admin, OVP, VP, in terms of Iraq.

TYOI: It would be important pushback, yes. [he's a lot more reluctant]

Fitz: Best time to see Libby was evening, particularly if you focus July 6. Fair to say during that week, if you said tomorrow morning take an hour or two to go out for coffee, he wouldn't take that time.

TYOI: It would be harder.

Fitz: If he gave someone an hour or two, it was something Libby thought important.

TYOI: WRT me, yes.

[You think Fitz woke up the jury?]

That's it Fitzie, make those Jurors think...what this coverup was all about!!

12:36 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening folks!

It's Tuesday!

Busy day for me. Have to catch up of the scoop on FDL on Team Libby Depends case. And I see Hannah is testify.. Man, the defense is called part of the WHIG group as defense witnesses. Scary. Good day all..

12:50 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

patriot girl said...
Hi quzi & s-q!

What's the deal with Walton allowing evidence he said would not be entered????
----------------------------
Hi PG!

Basically because the defense had initally said Libby would testify and now they say he won't.
See below:


Walton: Documents themselves, you may be right. I never indicated documents would come in.

Fitz: We'll pull the cite, I don't want to misstate, it's been a long trial. But I believe you said evidence regarding MIB would not be admissible.

Walton: I can't be bound by rulings I made earlier when landscape has changed. You may be right, but I have to reevaluate to what extent evidence might come in.

Fitz: Whole point of CIPA was for govt to know what was going to happen before trial. Then when defense says, never mind, we're not going to testify, now Defense is saying that comes in anyway.

12:56 PM  
Blogger PrissyPatriot said...

Scooter has stage fright too funny LOL

12:59 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

I have to give shout out to Debbie Deb from the prosecution team. She delivered the most hysterical cross-examiniation to Abramson about Judy Miller.

Cheers, Debbie Deb:

J Recall that July 6 NYT carried op-ed by Wilson? Did that article cause something of a stir.
JA It caused a stir, in the ensuing week we had reporters chasing that story.
J Did Judith Miller come to you to recommend NYT pursue story.
JA I have no recollection of such a conversation.
Bonamici: In your dealings with Ms Miller, did you sometimes find your self tuning out of conversations?
JA It's possible that I occasionally tune her out.


LOL! I wonder if Bonamici and I are related because she sounds like something that I would say. Priceless... And yes, I would tune out scatterbrain Miller too.

1:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.antiwar.com/orig/
pilger.php?articleid=8533

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/
story/10962352/iran_the_next_war

"At the same time, Iran has lived with the real threat of an Israeli attack, possibly with nuclear weapons, about which the "international community" has remained silent. Recently, one of Israel's leading military historians, Martin van Creveld, wrote: "Obviously, we don't want Iran to have nuclear weapons and I don't know if they're developing them, but if they're not developing them, they're crazy."

http://www.globalresearch.ca/
index.php?context=newsHighlights
&newsId=18

http://www.globalresearch.ca/
index.php?context=viewArticle&code
=NOR20070120&articleId=4527

THE ACTUAL QUOTE:

So what did Ahmadinejad actually say? To quote his exact words in farsi:

"Imam ghoft een rezhim-e ishghalgar-e qods bayad az safheh-ye ruzgar mahv shavad."

"The Imam said this regime occupying Jerusalem must vanish from the page of time".

THE ORIGIN:

The inflammatory "wiped off the map" quote was first disseminated not by Iran's enemies, but by Iran itself. The Islamic Republic News Agency, Iran's official propaganda arm, used this phrasing in the English version of some of their news releases covering the World Without Zionism conference. International media including the BBC, Al Jazeera, Time magazine and countless others picked up the IRNA quote and made headlines out of it without verifying its accuracy, and rarely referring to the source.

REACTION AND FALLOUT.

1:12 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Hi Prissy:

Little Scooter is scared sh*tless!
-----------------

From FDL
rwcole says:

February 13th, 2007 at 9:05 am

"Fitz was great–Libby's number one job wasn't to protect the country- it was to protect Cheney's fat ass. Great shot!"
---------------

EXACTLY!! Protect the boss! That is why he lied!

1:17 PM  
Blogger Quzi said...

From FDL Fitzie said:

"They're getting all the benefit of having said it, there's no witness with state of mind Libby has, they're getting all the upside. It's a bait and switch. Here's how we get past 403, bc he's testifying, but now he's not testifying."

We knew they were going to try the bait & switch strategy...

Scooter has stage fright!!! LMAO

1:22 PM  
Blogger Night Owl said...

Quzi--is the kid feeling better?

Biloxi--I think I owe you a bagel.

1:59 PM  
Blogger PrissyPatriot said...

Hi JB's,

So how long until closing arguments, do you think? It's snowing like crazy here today!

I can't wait to see what Wells can pull out of thin air for the closing statements. Or Jefferes used car salesman-scooter sure knows how to pick them!

I like the way Team Fitz goes over it point by point so the whole scenario is understood.

2:16 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

"Biloxi--I think I owe you a bagel."

Night Owl:

LOL! O.K. You know where to deliver it. It's our little secret. ;-)

2:28 PM  

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