Feb 5, 2007

Prick Up Your Ears..!

Prosecutors start playing audio in Libby trial

WASHINGTON - Prosecutors at the CIA leak trial on Monday started playing audiotapes of I. Lewis Libby's grand jury testimony, a key piece of evidence against Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff.

It was the first time the trial jurors had heard Libby's voice.

On the taped grand jury testimony, Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald began by asking Libby to spell his name and asking if he has a nickname.

"Scooter," Libby replied.

Asked to explain, Libby joked, "Are we classified in here?" and then said that in the South where he is from, such a nickname is "less uncommon than it is up here."

Fitzgerald reminded Libby that a person who doesn't tell the truth in front of a grand jury can be charged with perjury. Libby said he understood.

"I am" prepared to proceed, Libby said. <

Libby Live: Libby Grand Jury Testimony, One

Ms. Jackie, is it true that you have created a hot new dance to bust your move to these tapes?


Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

What stands out in the GJ tapes is Scooter's testimony on Novak meetings. The defense argued in opening statements that Libby might have confused his conversation with Russert with his conversation with Novak. Now his testimony on the GJ tape contradicts that possiblity. (Now I see one reason why Fitzie wanted these tapes in)

Scooter says he only met with Novak a week and a 1/2 after the July 14th column...the timeline again does not add up for this part of his defense.

5:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prosecizzles start straight trippin' audio in Libby trial!

6:01 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Fitz I know your mad at me because I said you picked the loser smile. Now back in the day I'd dance all around you. Remember I'm the one who was on American Bandstand at lease once. Now I'll take you on the dance floor for a short time then I'll have to rest. We'll dance to Ricky Martin's record She Bangs ok. I might be old but I still have rhythm and can bust a move. Get your dancing shoes ready young man.

6:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Prosecizzles start straight trippin' audio in Libby trial!

"Prosecizzles," I Like that!

I want to start talking like anonymous at 6:01.

6:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Unseen but yet seen. Source didn't want to be identified speaking about delicate matter. Neocon PR campaign.

6:46 PM  
Anonymous twinkle toes fitzgerald said...

Busta move, rugby man!

6:48 PM  
Blogger teak said...


Sen. Pat Roberts calls it a "once in a generation opportunity."

The Kansas Republican appeared before a rare joint session of the Kansas Legislature Monday morning to talk about why the state's bid for Homeland Security's new Bio Agro-Defense Research Facility would be good for Kansas and why the state would be good for it.

The NBAF is looking to replace its Plum Island (NY) facility, which is the federal government's most secure animal disease research center. According to Roberts, the new site would be the leading biosecurity research laboratory in the country.

Anyone know what this is bio agro-defense thing is that Pat Roberts wants so bad in Kansas?

Is he trying to score brownie points for his obstruction of justice and cover-ups, dogging Mr. Fitz, or he trying to get a kick back? How come he's not in trouble for his cover-ups?

7:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please, will someone please explain why so many witnesses for the prosecution suddenly are recanting earlier testimony? Doesn't seem like this bodes well for Team America . ..

7:37 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

6 more hours of audio tapes tomorrow!

Scooter..you are so screwed! LOL

8:02 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Fitz is a slicker. All the talks about "surprise witness." There certainly was a "surprise witness." It was a Scooter! Fitz was trying to figure out what thr defense's strategy. I think if the audio tapes of the GJ testimony, McFelon's WG gaggle of video and transcript, and Pincus' article didn't go into Fitz's favor, Fitz would have pulled a rabbit out of the hat and called a "surprise witness." Because of that evidence went into Fitz's favor which he need to prove Libby's state of mind and intent to lie and commit perjury, then he didn;t need to call another witness. Tim Russert is the last witness for Fitz. Fitz save the best for last. The real question is how much damage will Timmy's testimony be to the defense?

On a side note: I know that when Scooter is cross-examined by the defense that they will paint of picture of honest man, public servant, and husband and father of two children with three jobs was stressed out to the max from his job that didn't intend to lie. The sympathy strategy. Still the Veep will have to be called to the stand because the defense will be leaving holes in their defense like swiss cheese of a witness that can prove Libby's state of mind and overwhelm with work.

8:17 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...


When I think of these evildoers I always think of Sympathy For The Devil

8:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On the taped grand jury testimony, Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald began by asking Libby to spell his name and asking if he has a nickname.

"Germboy" Libby replied.

"I thought it was Scooter." replied Fitzgerald.

"I changed my nicknamed from germboy to Scooter because germboy was inappropriate." Scooter replied.

"Why were you called germboy?" asked Fitzgerald.

"Because I had germs on my little genitals. Is this this going to be a government exhibit?" replied Libby

"I think we need a recess, I have something in my eye." replied Fitzgerald.

8:28 PM  
Anonymous geezerpower said...

Wow...Far out. this blog is rockin.
Thanks for the video Fitz, I'm going to catch it now.

SQ...I'm experiencing a vujaday from that video. Kieth makes Eric Clapton to take some lessons...(:

9:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fascinating to be here in DC while the CIA/Leak trial is in progress... Fitz & Team's brilliant and persistent investigation of government corruption is paying off as the Nation realizes they've been screwed by Bush/Cheney in a "Nixon II" type conspiracy.

9:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And what brings you to town?

9:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think if your child's birthday falls around the time you are fixin' to out a CIA agent committing a crime against your country, you would damn sure remember it.~

12:46 AM  

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