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'DC Madam' defense likely to disclose evidence, identities deemed 'classified'
http://www.legitgov.org/dc_madam_update_010907.html ^ | 08/31/2007 | Lori Price

Posted on 09/01/2007 8:32:25 AM PDT by Lorianne

Citizens for Legitimate Government has learned that Deborah Jeane Palfrey, the 'DC Madam,' has filed with the Court a pro se "Motion for Pretrial Conference to Consider Matters Relating to Classified Information" under the Classified Information Procedures Act. This filing alerts the government that Palfrey's defense will likely involve the disclosure of evidence and identities presently deemed "Classified" by the U.S. government.

In an exclusive interview with CLG, Ms. Palfrey told Lori Price:

"My attorney, Mr. Sibley, and I, have very good reason to believe my case involves matters relating to national security and intelligence gathering operations. One has to remember I was in business in a city, which is home and host to some of the most powerful and connected men - not only in this country, but to foreign officials, dignitaries and businessmen from abroad for almost 13 years, from 1993 to 2006. Particularly, my firm was patronized by a significant number of Middle-Eastern clients over the years; most especially, prior to 9/11. I have contended from the onset and have stated accordingly on numerous occasions, that my situation has absolutely nothing to do with prostitution related issues. In great measure, my very rationale for breaking with Mr. Preston Burton, of late is he views my case as a simple - albeit grossly exaggerated - prostitution matter. There is something very disturbing and I would daresay highly secretive about the existence of my truly bizarre case. And I intend to uncover exactly what this is here."

Montgomery Blair Sibley, Attorney & Counselor at Law for Deborah Jeane Palfrey, issued the following statement to CLG on 31 August 2007:

At the hearing before Judge Kessler on Tuesday, August 28th, the scheduled suppression hearing was adjourned until September 7th at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 26A. Before that suppression hearing, Judge Kessler will conduct a closed interview of Palfrey prior to determining Palfrey's motion to replace her present counsel, Preston Burton, with me, and allow Jeane to at times represent herself in what is known as Hybrid Representation.

Recently Palfrey retained the services of Cataphora, a small Silicon Valley search and data analysis company. The firm is assisting her in preparing her defense. A recent article regarding this collaboration is available from RedHerring.com.

Palfrey's filing is another twist in a story that outed Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) several weeks ago and threatens to complicate the lives and politics of more Washington power brokers.

Michael Collins contributed to this article.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: dcmadam; palfrey; prostitution

1 posted on 09/01/2007 8:32:27 AM PDT by Lorianne
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To: Lorianne

Ooops, forgot the URL
http://www.legitgov.org/dc_madam_update_010907.html


2 posted on 09/01/2007 8:33:08 AM PDT by Lorianne
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To: Lorianne

...guess the Rats names were next to be disclosed.


3 posted on 09/01/2007 8:33:51 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: Lorianne

Is Hillary in her little black book?


4 posted on 09/01/2007 8:34:00 AM PDT by Rocky
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To: Lorianne

Classified clients? Must be Democrats.


5 posted on 09/01/2007 8:34:25 AM PDT by golfisnr1 (Democrats are like roaches - hard to get rid of.)
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To: Doogle

Your’re right - no disclosing Dems names. I guess its safe to say Craig is not on the list. ha ha


6 posted on 09/01/2007 8:35:35 AM PDT by tirednvirginia
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To: Lorianne

Valerie Plame again?


7 posted on 09/01/2007 8:36:24 AM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: tirednvirginia

betcha he’ll be on Barney Franks list tho..


8 posted on 09/01/2007 8:37:34 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: Lorianne

“Matters of national security”?....’Scuse me while I wipe my eyes and get my ROF butt off the floor.

This is about money, NOT national security. Big shot government officials visit a high priced whore- so what’s new? I just LOVED the claim her lawyer made on Fox about the “people’s right to know” garbage.

All *I* would like to know? How much is that drooling POS Larry Flynt paying this fellow POS and her jerk lawyer?


9 posted on 09/01/2007 8:37:38 AM PDT by 13Sisters76 ("It is amazing how many people mistake a certain hip snideness for sophistication. " Thos. Sowell)
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To: Lorianne

Looks like a Saudi connection.


10 posted on 09/01/2007 8:38:10 AM PDT by KantianBurke
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To: Lorianne

The people those names belong to must be the ones who classified them.


11 posted on 09/01/2007 8:49:11 AM PDT by counterpunch ("The Democrats are the party of slavery." - Cindy Sheehan)
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To: Lorianne
...my situation has absolutely nothing to do with prostitution related issues.

Oh pardon me, I thought you were running a call girl ring.

While I understand we might be interested in knowing if people with access to national security information had such poor judgement that they frequented hookers, we don't need to know specifically what they are up to at work.

Polygraphs a far from perfect, but they are a start, and I would think anyone who needs their identity/job connection obscured would get periodic polys. Of course that's everyone but the FBI, they don't need to do polys of their people (/sarc).

I don't have a problem with outing customers of prostitutes, I just think this woman got caught, she's trying to glamorize her case into something it's not so as to minimize her culpability, and the gov and media are allowing it. Imagine that...

12 posted on 09/01/2007 8:49:22 AM PDT by Felis_irritable (Dirty_Felis_Irritable...)
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To: Lorianne
Palfrey's filing is another twist in a story that outed Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) several weeks ago and threatens to complicate the lives and politics of more Washington power brokers.
Comparing and contrasting the calls for Craig's resignation versus the eerie silence from Republicans and Democrats alike when it comes to Vitter is quite telling, isn't it?

In the case of Vitter, Louisiana has a Democrat governor who would appoint a Democrat to fill Vitter's seat if he vacated it. So there is good explanation for why Republicans have been silent in his case, but it doesn't explain the silence from Democrats, who are never ones to pass up an opportunity to score a political point.

There must be something else here at work...

 
13 posted on 09/01/2007 8:55:45 AM PDT by counterpunch ("The Democrats are the party of slavery." - Cindy Sheehan)
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To: Lorianne

aw, Larry Flint will be so dissapointed


14 posted on 09/01/2007 8:56:35 AM PDT by RDTF (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, but Democrats believe every day is April 15th. - Reagan)
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To: Lorianne

‘DC Madam’ defense likely to disclose evidence, lib/dem identities deemed ‘classified’!!!!!


15 posted on 09/01/2007 9:01:28 AM PDT by nyyankeefan
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To: Lorianne

There was so much hoopla about all this when it was first reported - and then it was said there would be BIG politicos named - and then near silence.

Are there a few dozen Dim Larry Craig’s on the Madam’s list??? Is that why the vaunted great investigative power of the LameStreamMedia has failed to demonstrate that so-called power???


16 posted on 09/01/2007 9:01:48 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: Rocky

LOL - good one.


17 posted on 09/01/2007 9:02:20 AM PDT by tioga
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To: Lorianne
This filing alerts the government that Palfrey's defense will likely involve the disclosure of evidence and identities presently deemed "Classified" by the U.S. government.

Am I just reading this wrong or does this not state that names WILL be disclosed?

18 posted on 09/01/2007 9:05:25 AM PDT by infidel29 (The US Military: Doing the job politicians don't want to do.)
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To: counterpunch

“There must be something else here at work...”

My guesses.

1. This is straight sex, not gay sex. Less scandalous in their eyes.
2. This is something that many, both R & D, have done themselves, or at least might have contemplated. If they call for Vitter’s resignation, they fear they may be next.
3. Saving any hoopla for a time when Hillary needs it to take attention away from her bad publicity. Right now, Craig is serving that purpose admirably.


19 posted on 09/01/2007 9:08:08 AM PDT by generally (Ask me about FReepers Folding@Home)
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To: generally

My question was mostly rhetorical.
The answer is because these guys know that Vitter is just the tip of the iceberg.
He’s probably the only Republican on the list.
And it’s really not surprising that he’s there, because visiting brothels is just part of Louisiana culture.

The Democrats however have dozens on the list, and they know it. They’re hoping this lone Republican can give them cover.
By not calling for his resignation, and remaining completely silent, they’re hoping this will set the standard for all of the politicians ensnared in the scandal.


20 posted on 09/01/2007 9:17:30 AM PDT by counterpunch ("The Democrats are the party of slavery." - Cindy Sheehan)
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To: 13Sisters76
This is about money, NOT national security.

Seems to me that FULL DISCLOSURE would actually be in the best interest of national security.

21 posted on 09/01/2007 9:32:21 AM PDT by A_Tradition_Continues (THE NEXT GENERATION CONSERVATIVE)
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To: generally

Doesn’t sound that straight to me ... but this could just be rumor.

http://wonkette.com/politics/dept’-of-feces-fetishists/diaperman-david-vitter-likes-his-diapers-277270.php


22 posted on 09/01/2007 12:02:46 PM PDT by Lorianne
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To: Lorianne

Publish the names you TRAITOROUS SCUM.

W


23 posted on 09/01/2007 12:19:19 PM PDT by WLR
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To: A_Tradition_Continues

I agree. As long as prostitution is a criminal activity, then BOTH parties to the crime should be named and brought to justice.


24 posted on 09/01/2007 12:51:42 PM PDT by Lorianne
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To: Lorianne
Palfrey's filing is another twist in a story that outed Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)

Nice way of trying to intimate that he's another closeted gay Republican.

25 posted on 09/01/2007 1:43:21 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: Lorianne

Historically speaking, haven’t hookers always been used as a way of compromising, extorting and blackmailing powerful, influential people? Perhaps, buried somewhere, there is a national security aspect to this story.


26 posted on 05/01/2008 9:16:43 PM PDT by khnyny (Hillary is the national equivalent of Tracy Flick)
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To: khnyny; mcmuffin; M Kehoe; Matchett-PI; Bob Ireland; oldglory; MinuteGal
"...Historically speaking, haven’t hookers always been used as a way of compromising, extorting and blackmailing powerful, influential people? Perhaps, buried somewhere, there is a national security aspect to this story..."

'Historically-speaking', people who have the dirty-low-down on DC-politicos have a nasty habit of getting dead.

The only protection any of them have is to run-their-mouths as fast as possible to anyone who'll listen. Dick Morris realized this and he's still alive ............ FRegards

27 posted on 05/02/2008 12:13:20 AM PDT by gonzo ( What Part Of "Shall Not Be Infringed" does anyone have a problem with? The USSC will soon wonder ..)
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To: gonzo

Why didn’t she commit suicide at her Orlando condo if she was going to do it? This case makes no sense.


28 posted on 05/02/2008 9:33:47 AM PDT by floriduh voter (FL Gov. Crist "This is America. I can wear whatever I want. I believe in freedom." You go, girl.)
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To: floriduh voter
Related link from last year....

Trial Nearing, Alleged Call Girl Found Dead Howard Police Probe Apparent Suicide of Former 'Top-Notch' UMBC Professor

29 posted on 05/02/2008 9:39:33 AM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: mewzilla

One more thing. Howard Dean announced the dem prez candidate would be decided in June. Loose end all tied up in May?


30 posted on 05/02/2008 9:51:53 AM PDT by floriduh voter (FL Gov. Crist "This is America. I can wear whatever I want. I believe in freedom." You go, girl.)
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