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Originally posted by Sauron
Or will Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald seek to open more Grand Juries or extend the present one say up till the next Die bold sponsored elections? Throwing a monkey wrench into the Republican election plans.
At a news conference, Fitzgerald said the inquiry was substantially complete, though he added ominously, "It's not over." He declined to comment about Rove's involvement. Asked about Cheney, he said: "I'm not making allegations about anyone not charged in the indictment."
A news report tonight said that Rove called Fitzgerald last night to talk with him about "something". So is Rove this misterious "A" that was mentioned in the indictment ??? Did Bush,Cheney, and Rove make an offer to Scooter if he would willing be the scape-goat for them???? Those three men have the money to make Scooter a very very rich man, and did Scooter agree to be the "fall guy " and is that why Rove "out of the blue" called Fitzgerald last night to point the finger at Scooter ????
At any rate it's time for this Administration to be impeached and someone new take over the White House. After all, this is all happening on "Bush's watch" and as President HE is responsible .
As far as I'm concerned they can put another Republican in Bush's place as long as the Bush Administration is out of there for good.
Originally posted by dgtempe
Look, much as i dislike them, Cheney is no dummy. Its perfectly ok for Cheney to tell "Scooter". Its not ok for Scooter to blab.
Cheney planted the seed in a sleezy attempt to get Scooter Motormouth to talk. It worked.
It went as planned and the rest i beleive will be safe of any wrongdoing.
Originally posted by jsobecky
Ok, can somebody tell me just what Cheney and Rove are getting away with?
What is the central charge here? That somebody 'outed' Valerie Plame as a covert CIA op.
Supposedly, Cheney told Libby that she was a spook. Was that legal for Cheney to do? Absolutely. No crime was committed. But Libby said he first heard of it from reporters.
Was Libby charged today with 'outing' Plame? No.
If Libby manages to get the perjury charges marked down to making false statements, he walks for all intents and purposes.
The only thing that doesn't make sense is why was it that made Libby feel he needed to lie? That is odd.
From Paragraph 14 of the indictment:
On June 23, 2003, LIBBY met with New York Times reporter Judith Miller. During this meeting . . . Libby informed her that [Joe] Wilson's wife might work at the CIA.
Paragraph 17 of the Indictment describes Libby telling Miller again that Plame was a CIA agent on July 8, 2003.
Paragraph 21 of the Indictment describes Official A (Karl Rove) as confirming to Robert Novak that Plame was a CIA agent during the week prior to July 11, 2003 (presumably after July 6.)
Paragraph 23 of the Indictment describes Libby telling Matt Cooper that Plame was a CIA agent on July 12, 2003.
Paragraph 24 of the Indictment describes Libby telling Judith Miller again on July 12, 2003 that Plame was a CIA agent (apparently Judy Miller has a faulty memory and could not hold the thought in her head).
So who outed Valerie Plame? Libby and Rove. Is that too hard to understand? If so, well how about this from Fitzgerald's press conference:
Valerie Wilson's cover was blown in July 2003. The first sign of that cover being blown was when Mr. Novak published a column on July 14th, 2003.
But Mr. Novak was not the first reporter to be told that Wilson's wife, Valerie Wilson, Ambassador Wilson's wife Valerie, worked at the CIA. Several other reporters were told.
In fact, Mr. Libby was the first official known to have told a reporter when he talked to Judith Miller in June of 2003 about Valerie Wilson.
There. Is that clear now?