Skip to comments.'SCOOTER' Libby TRIAL Could Be A High-Profile BLOODLETTING
Posted on 01/16/2007 6:38:48 AM PST by rface
Former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage originally leaked Plame's identity. Armitage says the leak was inadvertent, and he is not being prosecuted.......Federal prosecutors are trying to show that Libby lied to investigators about conversations he had with reporters regarding Plame. Libby has denied lying and says he has a faulty memory........
Former Cheney Chief of Staff on Trial for Allegedly Lying to a Grand Jury, Not Outing CIA Agent:
.Jan. 16, 2007 Jury selection begins today in the trial of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney.
Libby is charged with perjury and obstruction of justice in the leaking of the identity of a former CIA operative.
Libby is on trial for allegedly lying to a grand jury about the source of a leak that outed former CIA operative Valerie Plame. Plame's identity was leaked to the media after her husband, former U.S. Ambassador Joseph Wilson, was critical of the Bush administration's handling of the war in Iraq.
Libby has been called a master of discretion, and the trial promises to be a high-profile bloodletting.
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Among those on the star-studded witness list are former White House press secretary Ari Fleisher and NBC "Meet the Press" host Tim Russert.
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Said Lanny Davis, former special counsel to President Clinton, "I can imagine [White House press secretary] Tony Snow behind closed doors saying, 'Oh my God, of all the things we have to face is a trial when we are facing all of this stuff in Iraq. This couldn't have happened at a worse time,'"
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Libby's trial is an unwelcome distraction for the administration at a critical juncture.
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The Trial of the Century will be a liberal DUD....a fizzler....another Fitzmas.
The crime is that Scooter has had to spend a fortune to protect himself in this fraud of a trial.
Hmmmmmmmm......will Joseph Wilson be taking the stand??????
Libby needs to walk on all charges.
Meanwhile Fitzgerald lied to the public and congress by continuing the investigation long after the facts were known so he could trump up some phoney charges and continue to bill the government millions of dollars.
I thought that his was the trial that Wilson didn't want to testify in, but the judge informed him that he would have to testify. Am I wrong?
I don't know. It might be the trial of the Century after all. It could be funny to see Mr and Mrs. Plame lie on the stand....
IIRC, he was subpoenaed but not called to testify. The judge ruled that asking to get out of testifying was premature since he hadn't been called. (The article I saw didn't say what the subpoena was for -- possibly a request for documents. Maybe for a deposition, but I would think that would count as testifying.)
I thought that you could not refuse to testify if subpoenaed......
You can refuse. The judge can also throw you in jail.
"I thought that you could not refuse to testify if subpoenaed"
It's actually still a matter of choice. You can go, be sworn in and claim the 5th, or just sit there and say nothing.
However, I'm sure there are consequences.
Lanny Davis is a lying SOB.
Dream on, ABC. Dream on! Tony: "Bring it on."
I know that applies to Grand Juries, but what about regular court trials?.........
IS this trial before or after Sandy Berger's trial?
I can't wait to hear the MSM whine about the millions of dollars that have been wasted on this nonsense that could have been used to feed and house women and children........
Unfortunately, he's being tried in a city that is 9 to 1 registered Democrat. The judge is a Democrat. So far this morning, the word is the questions the lawyers are asking potential jurors relate to their political leanings. Scooter will not get a fair trial in DC where the jurors aren't even on the same planet as him -- forget about them being a jury of his peers.
I still cannot fathom, in light of the Armitage admission, why Fitzgerald was not dismissed months ago and this witch trial disbanded. Can't Gonzales take a break from his internet porn obsession to focus on this madness?
I thought the Sandy Burgler trial was over long ago - and that Burgler got a slap on the wrist - but since the trial, these new revelations are out
"Lanny Davis is a lying SOB."
He's a Clintonista. It's part of their job description.
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