Game, set and match, as to team Bush attempting to deflect and marginalize, its critics, on this matter, but Scooter is still in trouble on perjury charges, which have nothing to do with who leaked what, when, and whether it was illegal. It appears the leak was not illegal, and Scooter leaked "late." Scooter it appears to me had poor legal advice, or no legal advice, before he testified, for a host of reasons. I could more into that, but I am going to bed, instead.
The bottom line, is one should not lie under oath, ever, and rarely otherwise, unless a "white" lie. That is hard core wiring with me. I don't give much slack to liars. That is something I have learned over time. Just tell the truth, and let it all hang out. It does a body good.
posted on 08/31/2006 10:30:37 PM PDT
Who said he lied? Fitzgerald, who knew from the beginning exactly WHO "outed" Valerie Plame?
posted on 08/31/2006 10:32:46 PM PDT
I can't get around the fact of why would Libby lie? There was no reason to lie since Plame was just your ordinary CIA employee desk jockey. He could have said to anyone that Yeah, Plame works for the CIA and she's the wife of Joe Wilson -- and still Fitzgerald would have no case against Libby.
I don't give much slack to liars.
Nor do I, but I also do not have any solid info on Libby's "lies" than what Fitzgerald said at his presser. I will await the trial for discovery of the facts.
posted on 09/01/2006 6:50:53 AM PDT
(9/11 was not “the day everything changed”, but the day that revealed how much had already changed.)
Did Scooter lie or just not have total recall and misspoke? There is a difference, and I don't recall any in the Clinton Administration being charged with perjury when they plain lied and said, "I don't remember." IMO, Fitzgerald used 'entrapment' to get Libby, and he should be investigated and dealt with severely for wasting taxpayers' monies and deliberately ruining a man's career. If he knew Armitage was the leaker, there is no justification for what he did.
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