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Obama's House of Cards Already Falling Apart
The Policy Project ^ | 11 December 2008 | Patrick gibson

Posted on 12/12/2008 5:48:04 AM PST by NorthShoreGibby

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To: Henchster

Gosh! I feel more sorry for the leaker than Obama! He has to be sitting around now, thinking how could I be sofaking stupid! $HIT!!!!!


51 posted on 12/12/2008 5:44:10 PM PST by classified
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To: classified

You thought the Plame leaker pissed Fitz off, just THINK of the troops he’s deploying to seek out and hose down whoever leaked this, and the timeline sure points to “Leaky” Leahy.


52 posted on 12/12/2008 5:55:12 PM PST by Henchster (Free Republic - the BEST site on the web!)
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Yes well the leak here intentionally derails Fitz’s investigation. This really pisses him off. Fitz in the Plame case found out early on, who leaked her name, but continued to persue the case to get someone in the administration on something. That ended up being Libby. I hope he is truely going to persue this investigation all the way to the top.


53 posted on 12/12/2008 6:03:44 PM PST by classified
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To: D-fendr
I just cracked my Federal Criminal Code and Rules, and, sure enough, your cite is correct on misprison of felony, right on page 497. I guess I have missed that because I have never seen such a charge ever brought in my 20 years of criminal practice. We've all see the feds get testy when someone lies to them in the course of investigation, however (e.g. Martha Stewart).

So you're at a party and someone sells a quantity of crack. You leave, shaking your head in disgust. Next day the FBI comes and arrests you because you didn't report it? So you're right and I was wrong. Thanks for teaching me something new. (I still don't know if a real prosecution would be brought on that alone, though. I'm thinking it might be a more defensible case than most.)
54 posted on 12/12/2008 8:30:16 PM PST by SalukiLawyer (Sitting on the oogedy-boogety branch since 1975)
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To: SalukiLawyer

Thanks for your reply. It’s very helpful to hear from the real world, I just got the statute from another thread.

Again, IANAL, but I would think that criminal investigations on the federal level of political office holders has it’s own set of rules and complications - and in Chicago no less.

It may be that politics matters almost as much as the laws, and affect what is applied where. Also, the possible PR hit of media discussions with “legal experts” on whether “there may have been violations of statutes” carries its own penalties.

thanks again..


55 posted on 12/12/2008 10:25:00 PM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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