Jun 28, 2007

Libby Becomes Inmate No. 28301-016

For years he was known as chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney and assistant to President Bush. On Wednesday, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby became federal inmate No. 28301-016.

Libby, who was convicted in March of lying and obstructing an investigation into the leak of a CIA operative's identity, faces 2 1/2 years in prison.

The assignment of an inmate number by the U.S. Bureau of Prisons represents another step on the road to prison. Inmate numbers stay with prisoners even after their release.

Libby, however, is hoping that an appeals court will intervene and put the sentence on hold before he is ordered to surrender.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has not indicated how quickly it will rule. Lawyers in the case said Libby had not yet been assigned to a prison or given a date to surrender.

Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald opposes Libby's bid to delay his prison term. He says Libby does not have a good chance of having his conviction overturned and should begin serving prison time immediately.

Libby's friends have asked President Bush to step in and pardon him, a request that Bush has sidestepped while the legal case drags on.

Libby, 56, is the only person charged in the leak scandal, which erupted after CIA operative Valerie Plame's identity was revealed in a 2003 syndicated newspaper column. Libby was not the source for that leak and neither of the two Bush administration officials who provided the information were ever charged.

When confronted by prosecutors and FBI agents, however, Libby lied about how he learned about Plame and whom he told, a jury found. He is the highest-ranking White House official sentenced to prison since the Iran-Contra scandal in the 1980s.

The Bureau of Prisons does not say where its inmates will serve until they begin their sentence. Normally, prisoners are assigned to facilities within 200 miles of home. As a nonviolent, first-time offender, Libby likely will be placed in a minimum security prison camp.


Blogger jan said...

Well, I guess it's not over till the fat guy sings ;D


2:17 PM  
Anonymous they can't wiretap mental telepathy yet said...

Will Cheney's be 28301-666? Or is that Dubya's number?

2:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cheney's # is BR=DIAL DICK A HOOKER.

Little Lyin' Scooter belongs in the slammer in a cell with someone who doesn't take kindly to a pervert writing about little girls in cages.

Think Progress » Justice Department Lies, Whitewashes Administration’s Failure To Comply With FOIA

Ya all quit telling lies and obstructing justice and information.

3:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rigorous Intuition: Carry on Killing

Peace isn't profitable for the elite, evil war mongers and their "allies".
Out the truth on a war monger/profiteer.

5:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Benoit death notice posted online 13 hours early

How creepy.
What is the word on Fitz's cases from Chicago?

6:23 PM  
Blogger airJackie said...

The little soldier will go in a little man and come out a little woman. I wonder if he'll get visits from the people who wrote Judge Walton or will they forget him to. I know that some come on this blog want Libby freed, to them I say send him many many cartons of ciggies and please don't send soap.
Libby is a true loyal Republican to given even his life for his boss. President Cheney isn't concerned about Libby. Cheney has to complete the mission he started in 2000. Yes it's more important to dismantle Civil Rights, Woman's Rights and Voting Rights then deal with Libby. Gonzales can only do as he's ordered by Karl Rove. Karl is to busy as he has to complete the one party system. I always wondered by the Republicans refused to make hanging a crime now I know.

6:36 PM  
Anonymous Former Cheney Escort-NOT said...

Black Watch-
The defense, however, was not united in its portrayal of the testimony of F. David Radler, the only former Hollinger senior executive who pleaded guilty. He agreed to testify for the government in exchange for the promise of a reduced sentence of 29 months.

Black's lawyers told the jurors not to believe a word of Radler's testimony, calling him a chronic liar. But the lawyer for co-defendant Peter Atkinson, former executive vice president, held up Radler's testimony as proof that his client did not participate in the alleged scheme.

The inconsistency could work against the defendants when the jury deliberates, courtroom observers said.

Most Canadians voting on the site say Black is not guilty! Jury perception may differ...

VERY weird on the wiki death notice.

LOL yes Jackie, little soldier can explore his feminine side in the pen! Followed the Dick right off the cliff and into jail. What a sucker

7:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Salon: Why write things down when you can just trust White House officials to tell the truth?

But we paraphrase. Here are the words the senior administration official actually said:

"As far as the debate goes, often cited is that a transcript is not wanted because otherwise there would be a perjury trap. And, candidly, as everyone has discussed, misleading Congress is misleading Congress, whether it's under oath or not. And so a transcript may be convenient, but there's no intention to try to avoid telling the truth."

8:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for the Black case update--- I noticed the Canadian press is biased to say the least.

2 Arrested In Case Of Missing British Girl, Spanish Police Detain Italian Man And Portuguese Woman In Case Of Madeleine McCann - CBS News

Hopefully this child will be found as safe as possible. (doubtful, robbing a child of her parents) The rich need to pay attention to every child that goes missing. The law needs to look for every young adult that goes missing that is out of character for them. Looking in the eyes of any missing child or youth, regardless of race, culture, class or religion should not make a difference.

Be careful of those who blame stores for not having cameras installed everywhere and anywhere or saying children should be "chipped" like animals. Evidence still can disappear behind national security while our freedoms disappear.

Everyone knows that children should not be harmed, manipulated, "groomed", abused, molested, stolen, etc. or else they would step forward in the public forum. Break the cycle of cowardly control of children and sexual predators. Start at the very top.

8:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Todd and in Charge

Cool blog.

9:59 PM  
Anonymous Bloggers for Cleaner Government said...

Yes the Canadian press is biased in the Black case.

What a surprise that was, after doing so well when it comes to critiquing America. I appreciate the raw truth about Iraq, but sheesh a little self critique is in order. Black is a bad guy and should be convicted on at least one count of being very creepy...his friend Richard Perle too

10:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

'Predator': A deadly turn in Texas - Dateline NBC - MSNBC.com

Perhaps Dateline should head down into the Youth Detentions to catch some pedophile guards and their friends in action. Maybe Gonzales and Rove will finally be outed for the slimy bastards they are! Dubai Perry included.


Why isn't Richard Perle being mentioned in any of the various reporting of the Black case?

11:55 PM  
Blogger PrissyPatriot said...

Think Progress

Claiming Exec Priv: Target And Remove U.S. Attorneys

(Paul)Clement reviewed the documents that the Congress subpoenaed. In his letter, Clement reveals what investigators have suspected from the very beginning — that the White House was intimately involved in the attorney scandal.

And now, he’s the guy who gets to tell the President that he doesn’t have to turn over what might amount to evidence of obstruction of justice in the Foggo and Wilkes case, among others.

Clement’s letter reveals the White House was deeply involved in selectively targeting attorneys for removal. These documents presumably reveal the motives of the White House in purging the U.S. attorneys. Now Clement is working to ensure those documents never become public.
Where is the ABA on this? Why don't they understand if one man makes/interprets the laws-we don't need THEM?

Why must all of Rovers protégés look like thin/fat versions of himself??

9:56 AM  
Anonymous Ghost of Nixon said...

Bush Faces `No-Win' Pressures to Pardon Convicted Cheney Aide

June 29 (Bloomberg) -- President George W. Bush is likely to pay a political price if he decides to pardon convicted vice presidential aide Lewis ``Scooter'' Libby -- or if he decides not to pardon him.

With the start of Libby's 2 1/2-year prison term looming, Republican stalwarts who are the president's last source of political support may revolt unless he quickly pardons the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney. If Bush does act, he would violate Justice Department guidelines, alienate much of the public and run the risk of cover-up charges.

``This is a no-win situation for Bush,'' said David Gergen, who advised Presidents Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton.

11:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Senator Mark Dayton on 911 Commission

12:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Raw Story | Number of Americans who believe Saddam-9/11 tie rises to 41 percent

Now who told the people that and why do they still think it? Explain Mr. Resident and Mr. Buckshot Cheney, perhaps Ms. Condi will repeat some of her lies too.

Let's not forget Tommy Franks, Myers, Rumsfeld, all those neocons and liars in the media.

2:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Pedophile club, ask Gonzales.

Threaten and extended their sentences if they told or refuse to perform.

3:05 PM  
Anonymous Are we there yet? said...

Mr. Resident LOL

did condi know about the club and turn the other way like a 'good lil woman?' and what DOES she know about the niger documents? maybe some of these people should be helped attend their hearings, with a friendly marshal giving them a ride.

3:20 PM  
Anonymous Told you so said...

"Be careful of those who blame stores for not having cameras installed everywhere and anywhere or saying children should be "chipped" like animals. Evidence still can disappear behind national security while our freedoms disappear."

Katie Couric just asked an "expert" if cameras like they have in London might help defer terror since the scare in London. So who is really doing the harm and snatching/killing children/young people? And why do the perps look like they are hypnotized or something done to them at times?
Sick, sick evil-doers trying to manipulate the people into "asking" for help so we lose more freedoms?

Why ARE the crimes in youth detentions with pedophile rapes against children being covered up by the DOJ? Are there federal grants involved with these institutions paid for by taxpayers ala Mel Sembler type asses?

5:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yahoo-An assistant attorney general at the Justice Department announced her resignation on Friday, becoming the seventh official to quit the department since the Democratic-led Congress launched an investigation in March into the firing of nine federal prosecutors.

Rachel Brand, assistant attorney general for legal policy, said she would step down on July 9. No reason was given.

Seen Sicko yet? premier tonight

7:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw a sneak preview last week - four thumbs up must see stuff -- learned that if I ever get sick I am crossing the border illegally.

7:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

'You Have No Rights: Stories of America in an Age of Repression' by Matthew Rothschild -- Hartmann's "Independent Thinker" Book | BuzzFlash.org

7:57 PM  
Anonymous keep it zipped said...

Hawaii Reporter: Hawaii Reporter

8:04 PM  
Anonymous Now leaving my VP list said...

Obama doesn't think the prez has done anything wrong, except of a political nature? Please, and he's lectured on what constitution?

Obama, a Harvard law school graduate and former lecturer on constitutional law at the University of Chicago, said impeachment should not be used as a standard political tool.

"I think you reserve impeachment for grave, grave breeches, and intentional breeches of the president's authority," he said.

11:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Make the connections to both men. Ever wonder about the tax exempt and charities?

Presidential Candidates: Senator Sam Brownback


11:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is something about Obama, where is he getting all that money from for his "public service"? If you think about it, he didn't have much of a fight to get into the senate, did he?

Now are those hospitals in Chicago the corrupt sort or not? I read somewhere they were, sorry if I'm wrong.
Don't trust Hillary either.If they are not willing to change U.S. foreign policies, they probably are just another war monger.

12:03 AM  
Anonymous Just Say No to These Dudes said...

Obama has proved he cannot be trusted. And yeah, where IS all his cash and how about that easy ride to the senate. He plea bargined with the DLC a long time ago-why I bet he is still hoping Hill will "pick him" for VP.

I don't want either warmonger. He sent out an invite wanting a few "regular" (but influential big mouths) people to have dinner with him.

I didn't bother to respond, had I "won" it may have spoiled the evening when I asked the "hard questions" hehe

No surprise Phelps is an abuser. I'm sure Brownshirt is too! They have the look-and unfortunately, I can spot their kind a mile away. The "vibes" they give off tell on them...its too bad either was able to reproduce. I can't wait until dubya is gone, so the likes of that type will climb back under their rocks...

7:29 AM  
Anonymous Take me with you said...

Why do republicans hate being FAIR?

The House voted Thursday to bar the Federal Communications Commission from reinstating the broadcast “fairness doctrine” even though there are no legislative or regulatory proposals to bring back the rule.

Mike Pence, R-Ind., a former conservative radio talk show host, offered an amendment to the bill funding federal financial entities (HR 2829) that would block the FCC from spending money to restore the mandate. The rule, repealed 20 years ago, required broadcasters to present controversial issues in a balanced manner

8:37 AM  
Anonymous climbing the walls said...

hmm 9+ US Atty fired, 2 killed, vote fraud w/death threats to atty/inv finding stuff, dc madam with #'s and an injunction to release, lead gov atty rove kids, prez/vp refusing to obey law, obstructing justice and interfering with investigations. ETA for justice?

10:37 AM  
Blogger airJackie said...

Interesting comments Just Say No to These Dudes
I watched both Dems/Rep candidates and if your right the only thing left to do is keep Bush/Cheney in office for another 8 years. It will be interesting as the time goes by to see the media and Americans put down all the Dems that are running for President. Now McCain was promised the White House after he gave his support to Bush. As Karl Rove continues his plan on the one party system your comments will likely help that afford. Now all the Republicans have to do is stop minorities from voting and get the Christian Right to believe God said to put a Republican back in office. Yes Rudy has heard from God I guess by email and told him He want Rudy to be President. Mitt is getting calls from God too. Now if the American people will buy the lie for the third time we will see another corrupt Republican in office. Yes we can stay the course in Iraq as hundreds of soldiers die each month. Now with the current Bush/Cheney plan we have 160,000 soldiers at the rate their being killed all should be dead within 10 years just as General Pace said they should stay. That should make things better for the Middle East.

10:52 AM  
Blogger PrissyPatriot said...

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11:08 AM  
Blogger PrissyPatriot said...

I know this blogger... he likes moons;)

Saturday's Full Moon Offers Strange Illusion


This weekend's full moon hangs lower in the sky than any other full moon of 2007, according to NASA, and it's a good time to be fooled.

When low on the horizon, the Moon can appear to be larger than when it's higher in the sky. It's all an illusion, scientists say, and it does not involve any enlarging effects of the atmosphere. Rather, it's all in your mind.
Jackie, I will be glad when Nov 2008 is over. Hopefully by then, the war will be over and the rest of us can finish cleaning up the mess left by Bushco. I read it will take 75 years for America to pay the tab on this war. KBR/Cheney should be stuck with that bill!

11:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Ha Ha Ha....!!!

2:00 PM  
Anonymous The Good Witch said...

U.S. raises security level to highest ‘critical’ level; attack may be imminent

Oh who would have ever guessed? Look over there, don't look over here!

Take them down, down, down
Get every last one of the real terrorists...

3:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

search of "history of 7/7"


What the hell? Does anyone believe anymore that is al-Qaeda that uses 7,11, 19, 23, or those other weird numbers that one sees things happened in history?

Eleventh Month, Eleventh Day, Eleventh Hour by Joseph E. Persico on Audio CD, Audio Cassette, MP3 Digital Download

Michael J. Totten: Back to Iraq Part III - The Kurdish Disaster

The Kurds and Israel.

3:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MuslimVillage Forums -> US accused of promoting Iraq break-up

Where is the oil located?

4:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The number thing is weird for sure-whoever may use it. I didn't know that about wwii, does make you wonder...does evil have a code to identify one another and their events>

iraq is about oil and water-power and control of natural resources-typical m o

An Israeli in Ramallah
different take than the mainstream, for sure

7:33 PM  
Anonymous Forget something? said...

Appeals Court Unseals CIA Leak Documents

A federal appeals court said Friday it would release some of the documents it reviewed when deciding to force journalists to testify in the CIA leak investigation.

The ruling followed a request by The Associated Press and Dow Jones, which asked for the release of the sworn statements Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald gave to justify subpoenas for New York Times reporter Judith Miller and Time magazine reporter Matthew Cooper in 2005.

7:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Think Progress » Fred Thompson’s Made-For-Hollywood Terror Warning

Play the part, Fred. Rudy is the same, fear monger. If you want to know about Rudy, google Bernard Kerik.


Now why was Judy, Judy, Judy so nervous in court?

9:11 PM  
Anonymous dumpedbyfitz said...

Fitz! Hewlp! glug glub Where %#*&%@@ are you?

10:34 PM  
Anonymous Come and get me said...

hmmm...me thinks judy was glad there were certain questions the good prosecutors could not ask without an objection. judy was as nervous as a madams gal in sunday school.LOL

dumped, are you saying he's back on the playa's circuit? do tell!

10:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW. Libby got 2 years? I know folks who got five years because they're hooked on illegal drugs and LIBBY'S political-drug-connected buddies have been protecting AMERICAN DRUG LORDS selling it.
Libby won't get killed in prison, because even there he's protected.
The United States Government has been corrupted for many years since they flooded the country with drugs during Viet Nam and the rich boys prospered from war.....
The folks I know aren't protected in prison..... Their children won't be so lucky as to have secret service protection like Libby's family.
It's time for a change.

10:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right, 10:55 pm. Just look at those kids they are arresting in Texas and other corrupt states, throwing them in grant-taxpayer-paid-sucking-privatized youth detention centers run by damn pedophiles! Either these kids put out or they get more time tacked on, it is bullshit! Fredo and Co. saying the kids weren't hurt, or complained. 10 years old? What rich sumbytches in Texas or elsewhere were coming in there "partying" as they call it (raping) those kids? Sutton and Gonzales need put into a room with some parents...does 'Fredo' think his kid would "enjoy" being raped? Bet those kids endured more than that damn traitor Libby that writes filth about little girls would even imagine. Did that little liar or his "friends" write support letters for those kids?
Nasty narcissists think of themselves only and the torture and misery they can inflict on others, that is Gonzales and Scooter Libby and their crowd of evil-doers.

12:28 AM  
Blogger jan said...

Read this and be mad... :(


8:03 AM  
Blogger jan said...

And, look at the date of the story- 5 days old!

8:23 AM  
Blogger PrissyPatriot said...

Jan, that is some story...cannot believe the TX YC is so lame-but then it IS Bushcountry.

Having worked in juvi corrections, I can tell you I would have put the smack down on that guy. He would have been answering to investigators so fast it would have made his head spin. He wouldn't still be on the job either-why isn't he on adm leave until its settled?

Is the US government on auto pilot, headed for a crash landing?

8:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

btw, thats some picture;)

hurry up with all that, could you? i want to play!

8:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alice S. Fisher - SourceWatch

Justice Dept. Criminal Division chief wrote “lawyer’s letter” clearing GOP ex-congressman’s firm :: The Komisar Scoop

Judiciary Committee members said that for the first time in memory, none of the most senior officials at the Justice Department" -- Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, Timothy E. Flanigan, Robert D. McCallum, Jr., or Alice Fisher -- "would have experience as a criminal prosecutor," Lichtblau wrote.

And the hate-mongers of Karl Rove criticized Pat Fitzgerald for trying cases still. Snot-nosed, brainwashed robots are what Sampson, Goodling, Miller and Gonzales (where are his cases?) boil down to.

10:27 AM  
Anonymous Shutup Clarice, He's Nearly Perfect said...


More Of The Miller Subpoena Decision Unsealed

the site has the ap article and the subpoena stuff is in pdf-but the comments...I can't believe scooters buddies-they should have sat in on the trial.

They might just have decided to keep their yaps shut, had they seen damning evidence first hand...

11:12 AM  
Anonymous Oral Roberts Law School Grad said...

Hey do you still need to pass the bar to be a lawyer for Gonzo's DOJ?

11:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Townhall.com - Gabrielle Cusumano

James Dobson - By Michael Crowley - Slate Magazine


Besides the Catholic Church, Jesuits, Jewish, Christian churches that have been caught in crimes against children and humanity, why isn't tax-exempt and grant statuses looked at with unbiased eyes?

12:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Comment is free: Florida's get out of jail card

There seems to be a lot of those free cards floating around for certain people. Now why is that?

1:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CREW Chief on Fitzgerald and the Missing Emails | AfterDowningStreet.org

1:42 PM  
Anonymous dumpedbyfitz said...

July 1. Hewlp. aaargh, glub glup, pop pop aargh. Liar.

..will never forgive you... R.I.P.

2:20 PM  
Anonymous watching that said...

Fitz ex is saying he's a liar?

Maybe she got tired of having an imaginary boyfriend?

4:16 PM  
Anonymous it will all come out in the wash said...

Was campaigning against voter fraud a Republican ploy?

A New Mexico lawyer who pressed to oust U.S. Attorney David Iglesias was an officer of a nonprofit group that aided Republican candidates in 2006 by pressing for tougher voter identification laws.

of course they were trying to make sure traditional democrats couldn't vote...

4:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chronogram Magazine - May 01, 2007 - Whose Lie Is It, Anyway?

"The Fraudulence of Voter Fraud"

We hope so.
Fitz's ex, he's busy...hopefully he's read that stinking Patriot Act by now and realized he's made a mistake.

6:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Press Background Briefing by Senior Administration Officials on Executive Privilege

The Next Hurrah: Law

6:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fitz ex, are you in some kind of trouble or danger? Those words or "sounds", the use of rip...what's your problem? Everybody here only cares about fitz...i hope ur ok.

8:04 PM  
Blogger PrissyPatriot said...

Hi All, Look for more about the DC Madame story from Brad Blog and Cannonfire.
They may be looking to see any connections to other things...

From Wapo-
The big question right now among Republicans is how to remove Vice President Cheney from office. Even before this week's blockbuster series in The Post, discontent in Republican ranks was rising.

As the reputed architect of the war in Iraq, Cheney is viewed as toxic, and as the administration's leading proponent of an attack on Iran, he is seen as dangerous. As long as he remains vice president, according to this thinking, he has the potential to drag down every member of the party -- including the presidential nominee -- in next year's elections.
What's with the ex there, Mr. Blogger?

9:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Conrad Black's legal fights far from over

"In federal criminal prosecutions, the conviction rate is 95 percent for cases that go to trial," said Roma Theus, a former prosecutor. But Black may have felt he had no other choice, given what he may have been offered in a plea bargain, he added.

A jury analyst and consultant, Wendy Grossman of Trial Partners Inc., noted the jury includes more women than men and said her firm's analysis has found women deciding white collar criminal cases are more likely to convict.

9:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Raw Story | 'No modern president has experienced such a sustained rejection;' Kissinger: Bush 'at peace'

The President should look long and hard at the history of his family and the friends that give him advice.
Henry Kissinger should have died in prison long ago of war crimes. And what of Poppy Bush? Guilt and pitypot stories won't work on the American people that know the truth. Jim Baker is a fraud too.

10:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Zee News - Never-before-seen Hitler footage to air on US television

"Host of "The History Detectives" and history professor at Columbia University, Gwendolyn Wright said the film is historically valuable because it shows Hitler as a charismatic politician.

"You get an insight into his world and an insight into how a large number of Germans could find this exciting and appealing. He`s not a monster in this," said Wright.

"Instead, you see something that is so human; something that could very easily be appealing almost anywhere."

With today's politicians, one would think everyone would watch everything they could for clues to see through the evil. The beginning of enough true crime murder books usually starts with the murderer was so "charming, outgoing, too good to be true.."

11:35 AM  
Blogger PrissyPatriot said...

Fresh from Firedoglake!

“Upon consideration of the motion for release pending appeal, the opposition thereto, and the reply, it is

ORDERED that the motion for release pending appeal be denied. Appellant has not shown that the appeal raises a substantial question under 18 USC Sec. 3143(b)(1)(B). See United States v. Perholtz, 836 F.2d 554, 555 (D.C.Cir. 1987) (per curiam) (substantial question is one that is “close” or that “could very well be decided the other way”).

Go Team Fitz!

12:05 PM  

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