Feb 20, 2007

Scooter Needs Cheap Sunglasses...

Z-Man on deck.

Openings and Closings

Libby Live: Zeidenberg’s Prosecution Summation One

Scooter Libby, in the EOB, with the V.P.

Libby Live: Zeidenberg’s Prosecution Summation Two

Ladies and Gentlemen, this is a case about lying, Not conspiracy, No WH conspiracy, no NBC conspiracy; Libby not here because of bad conduct of others. He's here because of his own decision. He decided to lie to the GJ. When you consider all the evidence, the govt has established that the defendant lied to the FBI, lied to GJ, obstructed justice.

62 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get em Fitz!!

12:05 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Great job Peter you explained so well a 5 year old could understand.
Now for Libby to found innocent the jurors have to believe that all the witnesses are lying and that Libby knew nothing about CIA agent or anything that was going on during the Fitz time line. Plus Libby would have been born with a small brain that never developed to store memory. I love the scapegoat come back yet it was never addressed after Wells told us about it.

12:12 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Wells:

LIbby did something only an innocent person would do , got to VP, I didn't do anything. Clear suggestion once they cleared Rove, He goes to VP, only an innocent person would do this, VP writes in his own handwriting, It's not right to clear Rove and sacrifice Libby. It was written and it exists. [Damn Wells is setting himself to get REAMED since the note says nothing about Rove.]
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That statement that he could not rule it out is totally contrary to what he told you on witness stand. Those counts rely almost exclusive on Russert's testimony. [This is total BS–there's one charge that relates entirely to Libby's knowledge. Fitz is going to have a field day]
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This is gonna be good...Fitzie is gonna make Wells look like an idiot! LOL

12:27 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Wells is so funny. He's got more maybes then I have years on earth. Oh and that story of Libby the family with his wife and kids just breaks me up. Using those kids is low. I just had to right this because it was so funny and sad that Wells has no defense after all this time.

12:28 PM  
Anonymous quzi's quote of the day said...

"Wells is so funny. He's got more maybes then I have years on earth."

LOL Jackie!

12:30 PM  
Blogger Quzi said...

Great Job Z-man! Go Fitzie!!!

12:30 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Hi Jackie & Quzi:

Yep, Wells is the ring master in his 3 ring circus! Or, a snake oil salesman! I haven't decided which yet... but it's definitely the Wells & Jeffress traveling show!
LOLMAO

1:06 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Ok I hope you guys are at lunch it's early morning here in Cal.
Note this while your eating, Randall this is really good.

Gave good faith (lie) recollection
Innocent mistake many times

If the jurors see this as a defense Abramoff and others will appeal under this finding. Our courts will be loaded with ops it was a good faith mistake that I lied. I keep thinking of Bill Clinton's impeachment case as would that have been allowed? Last I heard Children make mistakes because they haven't learned truth/lie but adults know the difference or maybe the defense should be Libby hasn't fully grown up yet there for it was a childs mistake. Something to think over.

1:08 PM  
Anonymous teak said...

Woodhall Hollow says:
February 20th, 2007 at 9:53 am

I am still wrapping my head around the fact that in response to Mr Z’s excellent narrative that Wells started off by basically admitting that he was already drinking at such an early hour.

I would be too if I had to look forward to another couple of years of holding poor little Scooter’s hand while feilding phone calls from the likes of Barbara Comstock and Victoria Toensing.

Hopefully he will find some comfort in his bank balance…
(snatched from FDL)

LOL!

1:20 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

From FDL:

JEP says
February 20th, 2007 at 10:08 am

“See, Rove had lied, Rove did talk to Novak, Rove lied, Scooter Libby did not lie.”

Someone better find a new pair of boxers for Karl. I would bet he just messed the ones he’s wearing."

OMG! ROFLMAO!

1:22 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

I just have to say this. With the story Wells is telling the court it would make the jurors believe Harry Potter is real and Peter Pan can fly. We all love a fairy tale but it's for children. Wells has lost the facts to the case and allowed good faith as excuse to lie and innocent mistake to cover that lie. Only the person knows why he/she had to lie and that's why they are entitled to a defense. To bad Libby and his attorneys didn't bother to defend his actions when given the chance. Now Wells has to give a story of maybe and what if as answer for lying.

I remember something a long time again that would help Wells in his defense. Preppie was 8 and didn't know where babys came from he didn't like girls. A girl like him and said she was having his baby. Yes I know this is going to sound strange but I said if all it took was liking someone to have a baby well Denez Washington would have been your father. Wishing and make believe is fact we all wish and day dream but this case is about reality and fact not wishful thinking.

1:27 PM  
Anonymous teak said...

http://www.atlargely.com/2007/02/stennis_arrives.html

Stennis arrives in Gulf

"I just got word that the USS. John Stennis has arrived in the Persian Gulf on February 15. It apparently steamed better than 24 knots and had no port calls, which suggests it was in a hurry."

link from FDL, some were suggesting if guilty verdict, a attack on Iran. They would probably try and attack Iran either way. Now, WSJ saying Iran in oil crisis. What do countries do if such a thing occurs, seek alternatives? Or attack other countries? Ahem.

1:32 PM  
Anonymous Stephen said...

Sweep it all up, Fitz.

http://www.light-to-dark.com/lincolns_remorse.html

.

1:34 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening folks!

Busy day. And reading thoroughly both sides closing arguments. I will share my thoughts when the closing arguments end later on today.

2:23 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Exclusive interview: Top leak blogger thinks Cheney target: Soon
RAW STORY

2:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://maxblumenthal.com/archives/18

3:07 PM  
Blogger GEEZERPOWER said...

Hi JB's

I have never seen so much ongo about a lie and how everybody forgets...lol

Pampers for the little leaker.

And for Chainie?...Depends

4:05 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Wells got all choked up and started crying!

PLEASE save the acting for the movies! Sheesh!

4:06 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

From FDL:

Eureka Springs, AR says
February 20th, 2007 at 1:04 pm

Don’t Cry For Me Irvingteama…
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GSD says
February 20th, 2007 at 1:05 pm

Wells wasn’t crying, he was tearing up due to the overwhelming smell of bullshit in the courthouse.

-GSD
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ROFLMAO!

4:11 PM  
Blogger GEEZERPOWER said...

OMG...It might have been from Well,s own didie! I hoe the Fitz has some Old Spice with him...

)%

4:24 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

I would like to ask Wells in one of his sentences in his closing arguments: WTF is "Mr. Libby's memory system?" Where is the evidence in that Theodore?

Wells: One of you jurors asked a great question–how did Libby do his job?

Answer is Libby had a system. What LIbby told GJ is to cope, he pooled collective recollections together. Backbenchers, always take one person whose job is repository of information. That person to take notes.


Besides Hannah who was Wells' only witness that testified about Libby's work habits and moery loss, you need a hell of lot more witnesses besides Hannah with evidence to prove that Libby had a "memory system."

4:27 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Fitz is up and boy is he nailing the Scooter! hehe

4:30 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

From FDL:

1 Boring Old Man » Libby Trial - closing arguments… says

February 20th, 2007 at 1:33 pm

[…] Patrick Fitzgerald is on fire! He’s not just trying Libby, he’s trying the Office of the Vice President and Dick Cheney [and Scooter too]. I can’t summarize this - just read it here. Who gives ashit who wins? At least somebody is telling the truth. […]
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TRUTH and JUSTICE out of the mouth of the best Prosecutor in this country! FITZ!! :)

4:41 PM  
Blogger Quzi said...

S-Q, et al

I'm just starting to read Fitzie's Rebuttal -- I love the passion -- this man is on fire -- Keep Going Fitzie!!! bbl

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

Man, pretty dam good closing argument by Fitz.

Here is some highlights that I found interesting:

Fitz: No one wished this, but if Tim Russert were run over by a bus and went to that great newsroom in the sky, you could still find plenty of evidence that Libby was not surprised when he heard this from Russert.

Great newsroom in the sky.. LOL!

And this was an excellent point by Fitz about Valerie Wilson. Wells pointed out that Ms. Wilson wasn't important and refreed to her as "the wife."

Fitz: Her name Valerie Wilson. She had a life before Joe Wilson, but to them she wasn't Val Wilson, she wasn't a person, she was an argument, she was a fact to use against Wilson. We keep hearing about merits. The two things Jeffress points out about Wilson. He said he wasn't sent by VP,
THey said the wife was important. It cast suspicion that Wilson got sent because of "the wife."


Valerie Wilson was a tool for the Administration to discredit her husband for their hidden and political agenda.

4:55 PM  
Blogger Quzi said...

Here's a great one too SPB!

"Btw, maybe Russert and Cooper got confused.

How would the conversation have happeend on July 11, if Rove said, that I just found about Novak. What would libby have said? Oh, I found about it tomorrow from Matt Cooper."

5:03 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Fitz: There is a cloud over the VP. He wrote those columns, he had those meetings, He sent Libby off to the meeting with Judy. Where Plame was discussed. That cloud remains because the denfendant obstructed justice. That cloud was there. That cloud is something that we just can’t pretend isn’t there.
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That's it Fitz! :)

5:07 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

LMAO!

I read that Quzi. I was laughing out loud....

Scooter is going to need more than cheap ass sunglasses. He needs to pull the late Johnnie Cochran's corpse out from the grave to help out brother Libby.

5:13 PM  
Blogger GEEZERPOWER said...

Right on SQ

Whatever happens in this trial, the dark side is exposed to the light of day...

Cheers to Fitz...(:

5:15 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Quzi:

From Fitz' statement, I am looking forward to great DOJ building in the sky...

*lol*

5:15 PM  
Blogger GEEZERPOWER said...

LOL....Smurf might be getting his shades from the Dollar Store...
heehehe

5:17 PM  
Blogger Quzi said...

OMG -- this great!!!

"Tim Russert, agitated, damn it , what the hell, upset.

We all know, when you're angry at someone, you remember. Whether you're a chief of staff, whatever you do for a living, He was angry about Wilson. What Wilson said is that country got lied into war. One of the people he blamed was defendant. ANd VP. Don't for a second believe, that the defendant wouldn't get pissed if someone said you lied the country into a war.

If you think it's important, when you're focused on it, when you're angry about it. You know the things you forget and the things you remember. You know how to tell the difference. It's actual common sense."


Knock it out of the park Fitzie!!!

5:17 PM  
Blogger GEEZERPOWER said...

From todays New York Times

Trial Spotlights Cheney’s Power as an Infighter

Vice President Dick Cheney has been a central figure in the trial of his former aide, I. Lewis Libby Jr. Final arguments may be heard today.
(:

5:22 PM  
Blogger Quzi said...

OMG!!! I'm too excited:

"DONT YOU THINK THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE ENTITELD TO ANSWERS. If as a result his wife had a job, she worked at CPD, She gets dragged into newspapers. People want to find out was a law broken when people want to know, who did it. What role did Defendant play. What role did VP play? He told you he may have discussed this with VP. Don't you think FBI desesrves straight answers. When you go in taht jury room, you commonsense will tell you hthat he made a gamble. He threw sand sin the eyes o fthe FBI. He stole the truth of the judicial system. You return guilty you give truth back."

Go Fitzie!!!! This is the passion I was talking about! Go!

5:22 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Fitz: “Don’t for a second believe, that the defendant wouldn’t get pissed if someone said you lied the country into a war.”
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Whoo-Hooo! FITZ!!

5:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It goes to the jury tommorrow!




I can hardly wait!

5:28 PM  
Blogger GEEZERPOWER said...

I liked the statement at the end too.

Fitz: It could have worked if Russert never talked. When you look back, history always looks inevitable. They're talking about firing people. He had planted his feet. He had to come up with someone. He had to make sure to say, Russert, this is off the record. (:

5:31 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Fitz: DONT YOU THINK THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE ENTITELD TO ANSWERS.

He stole the truth of the judicial system. You return guilty you give truth back.
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OMG!! Fitzie, don't hold nuthin' back! hehe

5:36 PM  
Blogger Quzi said...

I am still WOWed by my favorite geek -- Fitzie!!!

(well, second favorite geek --hubby comes first)

Unbelievable -- Fitzie was so matter of fact in the Opening Statements - I wasn't sure he would get the passion up enough for my liking in his Closing, but he did it!!!

I'm going to have a glass of wine tonight and salute our "dashingly handsome Very Speical Prosecutor" -- Cheers Fitzie!

I can't wait for tomorrow...

5:42 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Very good, counselor..

But most important words by Fitz:

DONT YOU THINK THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE ENTITLED TO ANSWERS. If as a result his wife had a job, she worked at CPD, She gets dragged into newspapers. People want to find out was a law broken when people want to know, who did it. What role did Defendant play. What role did VP play? He told you he may have discussed this with VP. Don't you think FBI desesrves straight answers.

Wells mentioned about Libby being a honest man and public servant to this country. But, what Fitzgerald pointed very clearly is that we also have two honest and public servants in this country whose lives are tarnished forever from a simple punishing from a public servant, Joe Wilson. And we are talking about violating National Security by Libby and violating his non-diclosure agreement that Libby signed in his employment.

Finally, Wells failed to pointed out the public has to right to know the truth since Libby and his defense team decided to drag in this case Libby's National Security matters.

My summation will be on blog since I will analyzing both sides. But, great job from both Fitz and Z man. Oh, one more thing. That was great of Zeidenberg to point out the defense team's empty promises to the jurors in their opening statements about Libby being an scapegoat for Rove and the lack of evidence. ;-)

5:45 PM  
Blogger Quzi said...

Sheeeesh Fitzie and JBs,

I think I need to go take a cold shower after that closing argument!!! LMAO Fitzie was on fire!

5:47 PM  
Blogger Quzi said...

I do believe Fitzie took aim at Dead-Eye Dick!

5:51 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Wow! Fitzie! That was breathtaking and I am breathless! :)

5:54 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

There are no words that can express how proud I am of my Little Angel's closing. Talent is great but when it comes from the heart with truth it's with Gods blessings. Now Wells should call Hollywood for acting parts that call for crying at will. Cheney and Rove sit back and watched their friend look as guilty as he is. Fitz and his team have done a great Justice to America I only hope the public realizes it. Now we'll see the media and paid Journalist spin/twist/lie/blame to make sure the cover up is continued. Tweety is blocked in as his friends are looking for him to watch their backs.

5:56 PM  
Blogger Quzi said...

I have to run, but would love to hang out for awhile and discuss the court day.

I'll try to be back tonight -- what an awesome day for justice!!!

5:59 PM  
Anonymous e said...

proud of the whole team

6:32 PM  
Anonymous teak said...

Britian going to start pulling troops out of Iraq. 1500 in the next few weeks and proceed from there.

6:32 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Sounds like a great day in court, I wish I'da been there!

I've been crazy busy with work the last few days. (Aaaaaugh!!!)

Are there transcripts online of the opening and closing statements?

These are UNbelievable times we are living in people, is everybody aware of that?

MAJOR amazing times. In the context of the history of this planet.

6:33 PM  
Anonymous John Evans said...

Fitz sure did rub their faces in it today. I can see now that "Dark Cloud" will soon be raining down on Cheney.

6:42 PM  
Anonymous John Evans said...

Fitz you have made my day! Thank you.

6:44 PM  
Blogger GEEZERPOWER said...

Stephani

These are UNbelievable times we are living in people, is everybody aware of that?
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Yep...Hard to believe,but George Orwell underestimated. It's more like Monte Python on steroids, but...this is the haps in the here & now. The good news is that we will never be bored here.


The live blog is on Firedog lake

~LINK~

7:08 PM  
Anonymous teak said...

http://www.rawstory.com//news/2007/Raw_interviews_chief_Libby_trial_blogger_0220.html

Apparently they haven't seen "I'll bring Cheney to his knees." anywhere.

Mr. Fitz did a great job capturing what every American should be feeling about this case and beyond. If that didn't leave people with wanting more investigations into Bush/Cheney saga, you must be an enabler, one of them, or living without a thought to your country/planet's future.

Kudos to Mr. Z, Mr. Fitz and Team America. Your country's citizens should be very proud of you all. Thank you.

8:02 PM  
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8:10 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Ted Wells truly missed his calling in life...he should have been an actor. LOL He may be a good attorney but I wasn't impressed with this performance today! He must be having some stiff drinks tonight! hehe

He was crying and said, "Give him (Libby) back to me!"

Gee, Ted, we never knew Libby belonged to you! LOL

8:14 PM  
Anonymous teak said...

Wells seemed like he was babbling at times, maybe he did have a few. Oh my, the tears was too, too much.

Did Mr. Fitz really call himself a geek? lol. Fitz and Mr. Z spelled it out in plain simple terms.

Why did Judge Walton say that at the end, S.Q.? That sometimes lawyers say things they shouldn't in statements?

8:22 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Teak:

Sometimes attorneys might make a statement of which they have no evidence or proof but merely speculation or possibilty of something. Such as Valerie Plame's life could have been harmed because of disclosure of her covert identity. However, there isn't any evidence or proof of that. Does that make sense?

8:28 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Now, if she would have been captured and her life threatened...or worse, she would have been killed, that would be entirely different and thank God that didn't happen to her!

8:31 PM  
Anonymous teak said...

Well, It is not likely we would ever be told if exposing Ms. Wilson's identity DID cause deaths or harm. Plus, there are a lot worse rumors that have been floating around about that for a long time.

Yes, I do see what you are saying though. ty

8:37 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Yes, and it shouldn't be taken lightly...a lot of people's lives were put at risk because of Darth & Libby & other evildoers in this outrageous act!! Some, if not all, could still be in danger!

8:42 PM  
Anonymous teak said...

http://www.rawstory.com/showarticle.php?src=http%3A%2F%2Famericablog.blogspot.com%2F2007%2F02%2Fnovak-house-gop-fired-veterans-friendly.html

When Novak speaks out for our vets and against Bush's treatment of them, you know it is bad.

8:55 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

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8:56 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Well, anyway, enough of that...

Fitzie & Z-Man really did a kick butt job today!! :D

9:00 PM  

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