Another great piece by Clarice, she hits it out of the park. I'm a big lurker at Tom McGuire's site and find it the most comprehensive place for anything plame related. Thanks for posting this great article.
for later read
At least that's what I think I remember.
The man who needs to be charged with a crime is Fitzgerald.
His continuation of the investigation after knowing who the leaker was cannot be excusd by claiming incompetence.
It was without doubt an attack against the Bush administration.
What and admit that he wasted millions in taxpayer dollars.
Not to mention that he would have to find a new job which might require him to be productive.
Of all the things that disturb, if not plain old disgust me, about the Republicans is their hesitancy to stand up for what's right. If an example is not made of Fitzgerald and what happens when a prosecutor abuses his position then we can expect a lot more of the same thing.
Libby's "crime" was that he simply did not recollect some of the details of what happened.
The MSM's utter incompetance in ferreting out the truth in this case effectively negates their claim as the "Fourth Estate" at the dawn of the new century.
Libby probably is telling the truth that he heard about Plame from Russert. Why journalists are given so much latitude and so little accountability is beyond me. Both Andrea Mitchell and Tim Russert have obvious animus toward the Bush administration and both would kill to protect their careers.
(No more Olmert! No more Kadima! No more Oslo! )
Clarice Feldman does a great job of pulling things together here.
At the very least, Fitzgerald mislead the court on at least one occasion, according to Clarice Feldman. In discussing Fitz's affadavit of August 27, 2004, Feldman writes:
"This affidavit was a model of disingenuousness, misleading Judge David Tatel."
So at a minimum, it appears that Fitzgerald should be disciplined for misleading the court.
Now would a Freeper lawyer please tell us, How might a disciplinary proceeding be initiated? Only by Judge Tatel? By the Justice Department's professional responsibility shop? By an amicus curiae? By Larry Klayman?
The "Bush Lied" mantra from Liberals is based solely upon Joe Wilson's lies and The Administrations ill-advised recant of Niger intel which later proved to correct after all!
Republican politicians need to make a stand and defend The President regarding the "Bush Lied" lie!
Powell is a primary conspirator in the cover-up of the Media-inspired leaker of a never covert CIA employee, allowing The Presidents enemies at home to scream impeachment and war-criminal to the delight of Big Media pundits who were also partners in the conspriacy to cover the actions of one of their ideological own in the State Department.