Feb 5, 2007

Is Byron York Bought And Paid For..?

or actually this dense?

Libby Judge: Even I Don't Know Plame’s Status
Wait a minute, protested defense lawyer Ted Wells. "The jury has been instructed that the issue of whether it was classified or whether she was covert will not be presented in this case."

"I’m not going to tell the jury the information was classified," Fitzgerald answered. “I will tell the jury that there was an investigation into whether the law was violated.”

And what law might that be? Sure enough, it's the one barring disclosure of a covert agent’s identity. And the person in question is Valerie Plame Wilson. And the person being investigated is Lewis Libby. That’s what the case is about. Fitzgerald knows that. Wells knows that. The judge knows that. But the jury — shhhhhh.

It’s a bizarre situation — a CIA-leak trial without the CIA leak. And, at least under its present restrictions, without much hope for justice, either. <
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I was going to use the word "stupid," but thought better of it.

6 Comments:

Blogger calamityjane said...

Come on, Mr. York. Give the jury some credit. Give Team America some credit.
BTW, Good luck in court tomorrow, Team America. Thank you for all your hard work on behalf of the people. Peace and love. Good night.

3:06 AM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Bryon York made my asswipe list for 2006. Looks like he is in the run for 2007.

1:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't read the article word for word, but I skimmed it... and
gathered that Mr. York is criticizing the judge's ruling to ignore Ms. Plame's status.
(that is, whether it was classified information or not).

It certainly Is restrictive for the prosecution to establish motive to lie without being able to say that Ms. Plame's status was classified info, isn't it?

2:59 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Anon,

You are correct. Again, York is distorting his Alice in Wonderland article. This case is about perjury. Since Libby defense team were the ones to push for classified document to be given to bakc of Libby's story that he suffered brain fart syndrome, the prosecution would have to tell the jurros that Plame's status was classified info and to establish a motive for Libby to lie according to his charges. York is just thorwing a curve ball to the readers to press doubt to why Libby's case went to court. Again, Libby has journalists like York to confuse the public.

3:46 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

"I was going to use the word "stupid," but thought better of it."

No, asswipe is a better word.

3:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is York that old battle-axe Clarice's spawn?

7:22 PM  

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