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  • Key Witness: Prosecutor Manipulated Me Into Falsely Testifying Against Scooter Libby

    04/07/2015 11:32:54 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 31 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 4-7-15 | Fred Barnes
    Judith Miller, the former New York Times reporter, has blown a big hole in the case against Lewis “Scooter” Libby, convicted of lying to avoid blame for outing a CIA agent. Miller was a key witness in Libby’s trial, but in her new book she has repudiated her testimony. Libby was “railroaded in his conviction” by Special Counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald, she said in an interview on Fox News yesterday. In her book, The Story: A Reporter’s Journey, she writes that Fitzgerald cajoled her into testifying in 2007 that Libby had told her Valerie Plame, the wife of a critic...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 05-22-11 (William Rivers Pitt Mocks Apocalypse Prediction)

    05/22/2011 8:10:19 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 44 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | May 22, 2011 | William Rivers Pitt, DUmmies, and PJ-Comix
    Who should be the LAST person in DUmmieland to mock the apocalypse prediction? Try the perpetrator of the Karl Rove indictment hoax aka WILLIAM RIVERS PITT. Perhaps the guy who made the apocalypse prediction should claim that it will happen within the next 24 business hours because that is how the Pitt prediction still stands. Supposedly the indictment is still in an sealed envelope and merely needs to be opened and revealed to the public. Remember, Pitt has NEVER owned up to confessing to the error of his prediction so the irony of his mocking of the apocalypse prediction...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 05-12-11 (Pied Piper Pitt Day Fifth Anniversary)

    05/12/2011 4:55:07 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 22 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | May 12, 2012 | PJ-Comix
    WOO! HOO! I’ve gone 6 months without smoking! My sacred lungs have been untarnished by toxic nicotine fumes that whole time. Not once did I ever relapse and suck down hard on a cigarette. Okay. Who am I kidding here? Of course I relapsed. I mean why do you think no more triumphalist postings from me on this topic since I BRAGGED about hitting the 50 day no smoking mark? So why this confession? Because it is sooooo much better for you to rag on me for having absolutely no willpower than for you to remember this date. What...
  • Judge orders partial release of Cheney CIA leak interview

    10/01/2009 9:38:30 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 39 replies · 5,136+ views
    Politico ^ | 10-1-09 | Josh Gerstein
    A federal judge has ordered the Justice Department to release notes and summaries of former Vice President Dick Cheney's 2004 interview with Special Prosecutor Pat Fitzgerald in the CIA leak case, but is allowing the deletion of what may be some of the most interesting details in the documents. In a ruling issued Thursday morning, Judge Emmet Sullivan flatly rejected claims by both Bush and Obama appointees at DOJ that the entirety of the records should be withheld because their disclosure could discourage White House officials from cooperating in future investigations. The judge said the prospect of such inquiries was...
  • Prosecutors to Question Rove on U.S. Attorney Firings

    05/14/2009 1:35:09 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies · 621+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | May 14, 2009 | By Carrie Johnson
    Former top White House official Karl Rove will be interviewed tomorrow as part of an ongoing criminal investigation into the firing of U.S. attorneys during the Bush administration, according to two sources familiar with the appointment. He will be questioned tomorrow by Connecticut prosecutor Nora R. Dannehy, who was named last year to examine whether any former senior Justice Department and White House officials lied or obstructed justice in connection with the dismissal of federal prosecutors in 2006. Robert D. Luskin, a lawyer for Rove, declined comment this afternoon on the imminent interview. So did Tom Carson, a spokesman for...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 05-12-09 (May 12: Pied Piper Pitt Day)

    05/12/2009 6:00:53 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 60 replies · 1,450+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | May 12, 2009 | PJ-Comix
    It is May 12. Pied Piper Pitt Day! Let the bells ring out in joy! Gather up your family for the celebrations! Today we honor the man who on May 12, 2006, just 24 business hours ago, broke the big journalistic scoop that Karl Rove had already been indicted.It was shortly after this revelation and arrest of Rove that William Rivers Pitt became the toast of the journalism world. He quickly left Truthout behind to become a regular guest on MSNBC and a respected pundit published far and wide. He could often be spotted in Peter Luger's steakhouse holding...
  • (US Atty) Pat Fitzgerald Boots One (accidentally releases names of sources in fraud case

    01/07/2009 4:21:31 PM PST · by STARWISE · 63 replies · 4,353+ views
    In a remarkable screw-up, a Department of Justice official today accidentally distributed to the media a document containing the names of nearly 20 confidential witnesses interviewed during a federal probe targeting the operators of a fraudulent investment scheme. In announcing felony charges against two men for their roles in an alleged $15 million Ponziesque swindle, the spokesman for Chicago U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald (he of Rod Blagojevich- and Scooter Libby-prosecuting fame) e-mailed reporters a 62-page U.S. District Court complaint filed against John Walsh and Charles Martin, principals of the now-defunct One World Capital Group. Included in the document was a...
  • Burris storms in; Dems waver

    01/06/2009 12:04:34 AM PST · by HarryCaul · 22 replies · 1,185+ views
    Politico ^ | 1/5/09 | MANU RAJU & AMIE PARNES
    Under pressure from African-Americans in the House, Democratic leaders appear to be backing down from their vow to bar Roland Burris from the Senate under any circumstance. When scandal-tarred Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich named Burris to Barack Obama’s Senate seat last week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) issued a statement in which he said that Burris “will not be seated by the Democratic Caucus.” But as Burris made his way from Chicago to Washington on Monday, Reid took a softer line. “Of course, Roland Burris has not been certified by the state of Illinois,” he said. “When that takes...
  • The Best Fitzmas Ever?

    12/21/2008 3:19:11 PM PST · by malkee · 19 replies · 1,835+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12-21-08 | Paul Gigot
    Gigot: You said that--recently, you wrote for The Wall Street Journal--that although you are a Republican, you take no pleasure in seeing a prosecutor break--violate his ethical obligations in prosecuting a Democrat. How did Patrick Fitzgerald violate ethical standards? Toensing: There's a very strict rule for prosecutors, Paul, and that is, you are not supposed to say anything that would heighten public condemnation of the defendant. In other words, you're not supposed to try to taint the jury pool. We, people in criminal law, call it, you're not supposed to talk outside the four corners of the complaint or the...
  • Ill. Gov. Blagojevich pledges to fight, won't quit

    12/19/2008 12:28:52 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 46 replies · 2,441+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/19/08 | Jim Suhr - ap
    CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says he is not guilty of any criminal wrongdoing and plans to stay on the job. In his first official statement since his arrest on corruption charges last week, Blagojevich (blah-GOY'-Uh-vich) says he will fight until he takes his "last breath." ... The Democratic governor says he intends to "answer every allegation in a court of law."
  • The 12 ways to a Merry Fitzmas

    12/13/2008 12:08:27 PM PST · by Phoenix11 · 70 replies · 3,107+ views
    Me | 12/13/08 | Phoenix11
    Let's run down the list, shall we... 1. Allison Davis, Obama's boss at his law firm, was a player in the extortion attempt in the Board Games case. Davis also partnered with Rezko and received taxpayer subsidies to rehab apartments and homes, getting deal after deal from Mayor Daley. Daley, Davis, Rezko, Blago, and Obama have all worked together to obtain government funding for said "housing development". In exchange, the slumlords have financed Blago and Obama's political careers. 2. Two politicians specifically received donations from the kickback schemes. You guessed it. Blago and Obama. From the first pay-off, 20K was...
  • Emanuel discussed Senate pick with governor's aide

    12/12/2008 9:13:08 PM PST · by malkee · 96 replies · 3,190+ views
    Rahm Emanuel, President-elect Barack Obama's pick to be White House chief of staff, had conversations with Gov. Rod Blagojevich's administration about who would replace Obama in the U.S. Senate, the Tribune has learned. The revelation does not suggest Obama's new gatekeeper was involved in any talk of dealmaking involving the seat. But it does help fill in the gaps surrounding a question that Obama was unable or unwilling to answer this week: Did anyone on his staff have contact with Blagojevich about his choice for the Senate seat?
  • Sources: Emanuel not target of Illinois probe

    12/12/2008 2:25:16 PM PST · by RatsDawg · 64 replies · 1,918+ views
    The Associated Press. ^ | NEDRA PICKLER and LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writers
    WASHINGTON (AP) - People who have been briefed on the Illinois governor corruption investigation say Barack Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel is not a target of the probe. Emanuel, a Chicago congressman who would have been a likely contact between the Obama transition office and Gov. Rod Blagojevich, has been a focus of media attention since Obama said Thursday he has asked for an internal review of contacts between his staff and Blagojevich. Emanuel has been refusing to answer questions about whether he's the "president-elect adviser" referred to in the criminal complaint that accuses Blagojevich of putting Obama's Senate...
  • 'Rahm's Not Attending Press Conferences Because He's Receiving Death Threats'

    12/12/2008 2:16:58 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 54 replies · 1,784+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Which would be the more heavily-guarded place to be for a political figure who's received death threats?: a. A school concert in a public venue. b. A press conference in the company of the President-elect of the United States of America. If you answered 'b,' you're thinking like me and presumably most people. If you answered 'a,' you're A.B. Stoddard. The associate editor of "The Hill" newspaper offered up her strange excuse for Rahm Emanuel's failure to attend press conferences with Pres.-elect Obama in the course of an MSNBC appearance this afternoon during which she also claimed that "President-elect Obama...
  • Director of Illinois Dept. of Veterans' Affairs visits Quincy [Obama met with Blagojevich]

    12/10/2008 1:14:59 PM PST · by Bob Hyneman · 67 replies · 3,831+ views
    KHQA (CBS affil) Qunicy Ill ^ | Saturday, November 08, 2008 at 9:48 p.m. | By Alexis Hunt
    Director of Illinois Dept. of Veterans' Affairs visits Quincy Duckworth comments on consideration for Senate By Alexis Hunt Saturday, November 08, 2008 at 9:48 p.m. QUINCY, IL -- Now that Barack Obama will be moving to the White House, his seat in the U.S. Senate representing Illinois will have to be filled. Obama met with Governor Rod Blagojevich earlier this week to discuss it. Illinois law states that the governor chooses that replacement. There's already been speculation about his selection...from Congressman Jesse Jackson, Junior to Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs Director Tammy Duckworth. Duckworth made an appearance in Saturday's Veterans'...
  • Obama and the SEIU The Corrupt Anti-American Takeover

    12/10/2008 12:30:01 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 3 replies · 832+ views
    Yesterday the American Patrol Report focused on Barack Obama's links to the Service Employee International Union (SEIU). Within hours we learned that the SEIU was intimately involved in the Gov. Blagojevich's selling of Obama's Senate seat. "Among the revelations contained in the complaint brought against Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich yesterday was the description of an official with the Service Employees International Union acting as an apparent intermediary between the governor and Barack Obama's camp in discussions over Obama's
  • Illinois Deputy Governor Resigns (Senate Candidate #4)

    12/10/2008 12:29:13 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 106 replies · 5,154+ views
    MyFox9 ^ | 12/10/08
    CHICAGO (AP) -- A spokeswoman for Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says one of his top aides has resigned. Spokeswoman Kelley Quinn on Wednesday said Deputy Gov. Bob Greenlee resigned. The reason for his resignation wasn't immediately clear. Greenlee's resignation comes a day after Blagojevich was arrested on federal corruption charges. Greenlee was promoted to be a top aide to Blagojevich in June, replacing former Deputy Governor Sheila Nix. Greenlee had been a top administration aide previously. State records indicate the 33-year-old Greenlee lives in Chicago and earned $149,000 a year.
  • Illinois Scandal Taints Obama Halo

    12/10/2008 12:00:23 PM PST · by AJKauf · 19 replies · 875+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | December 10 | Clarice Feldman
    The first question on most peoples’ minds has to be is the new president-elect involved and will he be drawn into this? It’s been known for a long time that Obama has had strong ties to Rezko (see, i.e., ) who is revealed yet again in these tapes as the governor’s bagman. If you wanted anything done in Chicago, it appears that you had to do it through payoffs for the governor to Rezko. But the investigation into Governor Rod Blagojevich's selling Obama's Senate seat could involve the president-elect's closest aides...
  • On 11/5/08 Obama met for 6 hrs at John Rogers' home (a Obama AND Blagojevich campaign contributer)

    12/10/2008 12:00:24 PM PST · by disraeligears · 17 replies · 1,316+ views
    Chicago Sun Times; LA Times
    Lynn Sweet reported that on November 5, 2008, Obama "wrapped up a day of planning for his transition at the office of his friend" John Rogers, the Ariel financial founder. The meeting reportedly took 6 hours. It has been reported that Obama met with/was going to meet with Blagojevich to discuss who would replace Obama in the Senate. Rogers is reportedly (per an LA Times blog) a campaign contributer to both Obama and Blagojevich. Obama denies speaking with Blagojevich about his replacement. Yeah, right.
  • CNN BREAKING-Jesse Jackson Jr's Lawyer To Release Statement Shortly

    12/10/2008 12:12:27 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 310 replies · 13,930+ views
    TCRLAF | 12-13-08 | TCRLAF
    ON NOW! LAWYER will speak shortly