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Libby Liveblog: John Hannah One
Libby Live: John Hannah Two
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
Scooter has stage fright. ;)