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July 13, 2006

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Neo

The second cause of action seems like they got the 5th and 14th amendments mixed up.

topsecretk9

Sad...

They need lawyers for the Libby trial...they couldn't just come out a set up a fund for that -- after Rove was cut loose...can you imagine how that would look?

The lawyer they have is an expert in like electronic communications...not a criminal trial expert...they need big guns for the Libby trial to help them testify.

Wouldn't most agree? Also, is this obvious to attorneys --umm--then it's obvious to Fitzgerald too.

Kate

Who do you think would win a race to the camera/ Sheehan or the team of Mr. & Mrs. Plame?

larwyn

World could explode but betting that Matthews makes this his BIG STORY.

Larry King probably already booked
Joe/Val.

World War IV in progress - lets send thank-you notes to the Wilsons for some comedy relief.

Question:
Won't they be able to bring in her
psych medical records showing she was "unfit for duty"???

NAL, but in civil suit isn't all
fair game???

Thinking that we would be in good shape if we could take terrorists to court under civil suit "rules".

Patrick

I just read the complaint. How rich is this: Joe Wilson--yeah, that's right, Joe Wilson is suing for INVASION OF PRIVACY!! That's a good one.

jwest

Clarice (and all the other lawyers in the crowd),

According to my experience on the check-writing end of the legal system, the first rule of any civil suit is to file a counter-suit.

If you were advising Dick Cheney (and his 9 figure checkbook), what kind of countersuit would you advise filing?

clarice

redcoat, I think the CIA will balk at producing her personnel files, but if they do, the defense will certainly argue that her choice to marry Munchausen , have twins along with her medical condition is what limited her career.

topsecretk9

--Who do you think would win a race to the camera/ Sheehan or the team of Mr. & Mrs. Plame?--

Chuck Schumer

maryrose

ts:
Astute observation; you are on top of the situation as usual with cutting edge analysis.Plame/Wilson always have a hidden agenda-comes from years of practice.
Whoever mentioned victimhood probably recalls Hillary's stint in that role-she managed to snag a Senate seat with that mantle on her shoulders.

ghostcat

If I'm following Robert Novak correctly, there are two (2) UGO's. They are (1) Mr. X, who first blabbed about "Wilson's wife" to Novak, and (2)someone who worked with Mr. X, who contacted Novak to say that said blabbing had been inadvertent.

According to Novak, Mr. X was rarely available for an interview. The someone who worked with Mr. X, who has thus far succeeded in keeping Mr. X out of the line of fire, was apparently more acccessible to Novak. And vice versa.

I still say X=Powell and X-1=Armitage.

Neo

Amendment V

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Is there an "equal protection clause" here that I am missing ?

Supreme Court has expanded the scope of a Bivens Action from violations of just the Fourth Amendment so that it now includes violations of the First and Sixth.

sad

Tops

The Wilsons have a nose for gain without pain!!!! The lefties will pay for the finest lawyers for the Libby trial thinking they are financing the downfall of Libby, Rove and Cheney. It is almost pitiful to behold.

Kate

What to make of Fitzgerald in all this. Do you think he finds Plame/Wilson annoying or did Fitz get the publicity he wanted in this case.

Does he still think Wilson is a noble whistleblower or does Fitz know he's just an idiot. Has he finally seen the light?

owl

I say it is really a DNC lawsuit and it's all about the Nov election. That new "credibility" campaign and they have to cement that we went to war for nothing because Wilson proved it.

After the media treason and Fitz fizz...they must put the focus back on the front page against the Evil Ones in the WH (plus Matthews is dying to shout his tale of 'fair game'). That's the campaign book that does the TV circuit.

topsecretk9

Remember Wilson threatened through his lawyer to sue General Paul Vallely...Paul Vallely (and Muffin!!) would not back down and Wilson never sued...if I was Fox News I call the good General on tonight...

PeterUK

Most of the Kossers couldn't even afford to go to Las Vegas,let alone support the Wilson's case.

topsecretk9

Owl..

I don't agree...i think the DNC would like the Wilson's to go away now and probably want to bonk Kerry on the head yet again.

topsecretk9

--What to make of Fitzgerald in all this. Do you think he finds Plame/Wilson annoying--

I think so.

ordi

John Gibson is going to cover this on The Big Story shortly. He will ask Judge Napolitano his take on this new suit.

sad

**Most of the Kossers couldn't even afford to go to Las Vegas,let alone support the Wilson's case**

Peter, that acerbic wit!!!

cathyf

ghostcat -- not quite right about 2 UGOs. We know that UGO is a government official (hence the 'G'). We don't know who UWT (Unidentified Witness Tamperer) works for.

So, I wonder if Fitzgerald knew before yesterday about the phone call from UGO's emissary to Novak? Because Novak's description of the call sure sounded like witness tampering to me...

cathy :-)

jwest

TS,

You are correct in your assumption about Wilson’s plea for money, but with a few modifications.

I think Wilson has received his target letter and date for a grand jury grilling. By initiating the civil action and getting the ball rolling on a defense fund, he can claim that Fitz’s upcoming indictment of Wilson was in “retribution” for the lawsuit.

The nutroots are already labeling Fitz a “republican shill”, so this will play well that crowd. Hell, if liberalism is a religion, Wilson might just make sainthood.

sad

Have been out of the loop for awhile. Have the Wilsons ever gotten a book contract?

ordi

Sorry if this is already posted.

Here is Wilson's statement:

'Robert Novak, some other commentators and the Administration continue to try to completely distort the role that Valerie Wilson played with respect to Ambassador Wilson's trip to Niger. The facts are beyond dispute. The Office of the Vice President requested that the CIA investigate reports of alleged uranium purchases by Iraq from Niger. The CIA setup a meeting to respond to the Vice President's inquiry. Another CIA official, not Valerie Wilson, suggested to Valerie Wilson's supervisor that the Ambassador attend that meeting. That other CIA official made the recommendation because that official was familiar with the Ambassador's vast experience in Niger and knew of a previous trip to Africa concerning uranium matters that had been undertaken by the Ambassador on behalf of the CIA in 1999. Valerie Wilson's supervisor subsequently asked her to relay a request from him to the Ambassador that he would like the Ambassador to attend the meeting at the CIA. Valerie Wilson did not participate in the meeting.

As the CIA itself has officially confirmed, Valerie Wilson did not send Ambassador Wilson to Niger and she neither suggested him nor recommended him for the trip. Furthermore, the Ambassador agreed to travel to Niger pro bono with only his travel expenses being paid."

maryrose

owl;
Your dissection of the reasons behind all of this is spot on. Dems previous memes have all fallen flat. So far the only office raided in culture of corruption has been dems' Jefferson's and Mckinney had to plea deal her way out of an assault and battery charge. Reid can be found at any Vegas fight with free house seats and some other dem{there are so many in trouble} has a free land deal going for one of his buddies..Kennedy continues to report to rehab on the taxpayers dime because he's so poor himself-have I missed anyone ?

topsecretk9

Oh Gawd...jwest...bookmark your comment...

-Cathy F-

---I wonder if Fitzgerald knew before yesterday about the phone call from UGO's emissary to Novak? Because Novak's description of the call sure sounded like witness tampering to me...---

Get out of my head! Sounded that way to me too and really based on the track record (not knowing about Woodward, and I bet he didn't know Grossman and Wilson were friends) i wouldn't be surprised if that were fresh news.

clarice

I'm not sure it's their prime motivation, but I'm sure they did this so I can never ever get away from these two clowns. LOL

Rick Ballard

If Libby files a cross complaint against Kristof, Pincus, Novak and Corn I'll chip in to help defray expenses. That's the discovery and depositions that I want to see.

Lesley

It would be curious to know if either of the Wilson has been involved in a long, protracted and vicious lawsuit.

If not, I think they are in for somewhat of a surprise.

PeterUK

Clarice IIRC,sometime ago you mentioned a DNC Styrategt?Policy meeting which Wilson had attended,you said it had been scrubbed from the DNC site.Would the defendants lawyers regard this material a relevant,since it preceded the whole affair?

sad

The super duo's lawsuit news is now on Drudge via THE SMOKING GUN.

Redcoat

clarice,re:C.I.A Discovery.

I'm sure the C.I.A will balk,but since Plame/Wison's claim can only be proven/disproven with access to her personnel records,both sides will need to use them.

She would actually be in a position where she would have to request to have her records released,including fitness reports,etc..

Other than what is classified,and could be redacted,I would say the C.I.A would have to release them if she were to request it,and she would have to request her records if she wants to produce evidence her career was damaged.

ghostcat

cathf -

I believe Novak told Hume that the "emissary" was someone who "worked with" Mr. X.

sad

***Other than what is classified,and could be redacted,I would say the C.I.A would have to release them if she were to request it,and she would have to request her records if she wants to produce evidence her career was damaged***

I wonder who in the CIA at this moment is "updating" her records?

clarice

I'd be astonished if this survives a motion to dismiss, but if it does, I don't see why the defense couldn't bring in the May 2003 Senate Dem Policy Committee --and Kristof and Pincus..

Sue

OMG. They are so funny. This is civil litigation. Lots more stuff allowed. ::grin::

cathyf
...based on the track record (not knowing about Woodward, and I bet he didn't know Grossman and Wilson were friends) i wouldn't be surprised if that were fresh news.
Ya' see, this is something that none of the lawyers here have been able to explain to me: The legal opinion seems to be that "obstruction of justice" is basically a freebie and there is no way to defend against it. But my common-sense thought is that in a case like Libby's, what is really unique is that the "investigation" appears to have been a complete sham. (As has been pointed out before, it is utterly bizarre that you have a case where the prosecution is trying to suppress evidence which the defense is vigorously trying to disclose.)

So why doesn't the "obstruction" charge give Libby a huge fishing license? To claim, essentially, that he couldn't have "obstructed" an "investigation" if there wasn't an investigation. And that he is going to need to put all the FBI agents, and all of the SP attorneys including Fitzgerald on the witness stand, and force them to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that they were conducting an investigation. Which will force Fitzgerald to drop the obstruction charges.

cathy :-)

topsecretk9

Well..gee the EPIC site were he listed Plame and then the audio of his speech where he admits he is a source proceeds everything a month -- attended by journos and lobbyists -- and Cliff May's friend -- a Dem-- told May he was being a little hard on Wilson -- you know his wife does work at the CIA --- dumb, dumb, dumb

PeterUK

All I want is justice for Ms Plame,she must be reinstated in the Counter Proliferation Division an allowed to continue covert operations in countries where the nuclear threat is greatest.
So it is either the Burqa or the dog stew.

clarice

I can't believe that this complaint wasn't prepared in advance of Novak's statements.

I also think the main motives are (a) publicity for personal financial reasons and (b) to offset their legal costs re the coming Libby trial.

Sue

How in the world did anyone invade Wilson's privacy? He wrote a freaking op-ed for the leading paper in the country.

Redcoat

Clarice

I'm not sure it's their prime motivation, but I'm sure they did this so I can never ever get away from these two clowns. LOL

I think you should sue them.

We're all witnesses.

GnuCarSmell

The prospect of the Wilson/Plame lawsuit is too rich. How is it that people that stupid ever found employment with the federal government? (I withdraw the question). My offhand guess is that the private sector does suffer such fools for anything above minimum wage....

What is appalling about this entire thing is to learn that Fitzgerald knew there was no underlying crime, yet continued his so-called "investigation". His behavior is morally reprehensible, if not downright criminal (maybe Clarice can focus on the legal specifics). It appears our modern-day Eliot Ness is nothing more than an anti-Bush insurgent within the administration.

People like Patrick Fitzgerald and Valerie Plame seem oblivious to the harm they do by undermining public trust in our institutions.

cathyf
I believe Novak told Hume that the "emissary" was someone who "worked with" Mr. X.
Ok, sorry, missed that. But heck, I still think we should call the "emissary" UWT rather than UGO2 -- just appending a '2' is so unimaginative!

I'm not the only one that missed that detail. So did the FReeper who speculated that UGO is Alan Greenspan and UWT is Andrea Mitchell. (An entertaining possibility, but we know from the forensic evidence that "Greenspan" is too long.)

cathy :-)

Barney Frank

"It would be curious to know if either of the Wilson has been involved in a long, protracted and vicious lawsuit.

If not, I think they are in for somewhat of a surprise."

Couldn't agree more, Lesley. It'll make CIA and diplomatic internecine conflicts seem mild and uninvolving by comparison. They will be in for a rude awakening, especially if any of their opponents have the gumption to countersue.

BTW, Judge Napalitano is a nitwit. Why doesn't Fox can him and hire Clarice instead?
I think his cranium is full of the roots of his hair.

topsecretk9

UWT = Marc Grossman

topsecretk9

TOOOOO FUNNY!!!!!


sad

Media Blog is priceless!!!!

clarice

Well, if it is Grossman, it is hard to believe he didn't tell his good friend Wilson and if that's true Wilson knew from day one that neither Libby nor Rove was Novak's source.
Thanks gnu, but I love working in pjs.
The judge says that the Wilsons are not happy about the way the criminal case is going--that no one was charged for outing her .
He says the complaint is chock full of ridiculous, incendiary things just designed to keep people talking about them.
NO.....

ghostcat

ts -
That works, too. But if that means UGO is Armitage, I ask you this: do you think it would have been extraordinarily difficult for Novak to get an interview with his old bud Armitage?

Redcoat

GnuCarSmell

"It would be curious to know if either of the Wilson has been involved in a long, protracted and vicious lawsuit.

He did get a divorce,which can get pretty nasty.

I don't think they are serious about this.

I think they saw the despair among their true believers and took pity upon them,and a way to fleece them out of some cash.

Parents of the KosKids better hide their purses,their basement dwelling progeny are born suckers.

topsecretk9

Judge Neapolitan (SP) was Laughing and called the claim "feathers" and said the hyperbole while hilarious, not much too the suit (not exact quote) and said it's obvious they are just mad at the Prosecutor didn't get anything and are bitter.

TMF

So the complaint denies that Plame had ANYTHING to do with getting Joe the Niger trip.

I thought he basically admitted that she "suggested" him for the trip?

AM I wrong about that?

jwest

Gnucarsmell,

You have helped make my point.

Fitz could survive with a conviction of Libby, but that seems a bit far-fetched now. He is preparing to drop the charges, but he knows that combined wrath of millions of liberals will come down on his head.

Also, if Fitz drops the Libby charges now, the combined wrath of a million conservatives will await him for being so fucking stupid in the first place.

His only option is to drop Libby simultaneously with a Wilson indictment, so that he maintains half a country of support. Remember, at this point, it’s all about Fitz saving Fitz.

PeterUK

The Wilsons probably have to sue,otherwise they are left open to the charge that,since Fitzgerald isn't indicting,their story is bogus.They will run with it for a bit and drop it.

Clarice,I'm upping the odds on a marital breakdown.

clarice

What's he going to indict Munchausen for? Would you want to admit that you were misled by this idiot?

Fitz is not running for office. He doesn't have to be popular, and he never will be at this point.

Every cent Libby pays out for defense will be recouped if the govt loses and the govt cash register is going laching as this stupid thing goes on. Pull the plug..set me free..please.

clarice

PUK, I hope you are wrong about the marriage..No one else should be stuck with either of them.

vnjagvet

After a quick look at the Complaint, I was struck by the detail of the facts alleged, both relevant and irrelevant. It is a rehash of the "Big Story of the Sixteen Words" and "The Martyrdom of Val and Joe" out of the depths of Joe's vivid imagination.

This is a propaganda piece, not a lawsuit.

Now for the better news.

This provides an extremely fertile foundation for verrrry creative discovery by the defense.

I suspect that Clarice, JMH, Sue and all the other lawyers who regularly comment here would join me in volunteering to be on the defense team on this one.

I confess that my comments earlier this year pooh poohing the possiblity of the Wilsons instituting a civil suit were wrong, wrong, wrong.

Now, I will stick out my neck and predict that they made a big mistake, and that it will not turn out well for their team.


Redcoat

Peter U.K

Clarice,I'm upping the odds on a marital breakdown.

I hope Joe get's an equitable amount of alimony from Val.

clarice

I'll volunteer if I can work in my home office where I can stay in pjs and smoke and don't have to actually look at those two.

sad

**I'm upping the odds on a marital breakdown.***

If Val gets a big book contract, the marital breakdown becomes more complicated, or easy, depending on your viewpoint.

Rick Ballard

"but he knows that combined wrath of millions of liberals will come down on his head."

With the weight of a feather. It's true that the KosolaKidz would bang their sippy cups on their high chairs for a bit but it is becoming apparent that they have no real political weight. Fitz blew the gaff and the Wilson's are selling the last of the suckers tickets to the egress.

owl

The judge also mentioned Matthews.....

Patton

Jerry,
You really don't get it do you?

You recently read......Do you mean the New York Times that LEAKED the story wrote an article about how it did no damage...Hmmmm


HASN'T THE PLAME MATTER SHOWN ANYTHING TO YOU?

The New York Times has NO IDEA what the impact of their disclosures have and the Plame matter PROVES that.

It was the New York Times that published Wilsons OP-ED about his secret CIA mission to Niger.

PUBLISHING THAT ARTICLE WAS THE EXACT CAUSE OF THE INADVERTANT LEAK TO NOVAK THAT CAUSED PLAME TO BE REVEALED.

Bob Novak reveals that it was the publishing of Wilsons article which caused him to ask UGO about Wilsons trip, which led to UGOs inadvertant disclosure of Plame, the CIA agent.

IF WILSONS ARTICLE HAD NOT BEEN PRINTED BY THE TIMES, NOVAK WOULD NOT HAVE ASKED THE QUESTION OF UGO AND PLAME WOULD HAVE REMAINED ANONYMOUS....GET IT YET??

AS I HAVE ALWAYS SAID, THE NEW YORK TIMES PRINTING WILSONS OP-ED DIRECTLY CAUSED HIS WIFES IDENTITY TO BE REVEALED!!

The NYT has no idea what the impact was to revealing the other classified programs, BUT you can imagine how much bigger the impact would be when you are talking about the disclosure of a major intelligence gathering program vice one trip by one idiot to Africa.

Valerie Plame needs to name Joe Wilson and the NYT in her ludicrous suit.

TMF

How is this an exception to sovereign immunity? This case is gone on a 12(b)(6) motion, right?

If not, then SUmmary Judgment, correct?

clarice

He laughed as he read the allegations in the complaint where they took the Rove call to Matthews about Plame being "fair game" and then compared that to a hunting term..it's the part he said was just foolish and incendiary.

Hard to argue with that.

Maybe this will make chemerinsky a laughing stock, too.

It's an ill wind...

owl

Cheney = Shotgun Hunter and they play poor Val as the game. Judge thought it was a hoot.

vnjagvet

I wonder if Chemerinsky drafted this thing. It's summertime, after all. He probably has a bit of time on his hands for his political stuff.

And he strikes me as a true believer.

clarice

I'll bet he did. Only a law professor would (remember that brilliant filing the SCOTUS laughed them out of court on where they claimed they could force the govt to pay them money with no strings--military on-campus recruitment --attached). It's time to go back to the old legal education format--apprenticeship with lawyers.

GnuCarSmell

It is curious that Mr. & Mrs. Plame are not suing those for libel who have openly called Joe Wilson a liar (Sean Hannity, for instance). To me, that is tacit affirmation by the lawsuit-happy Wilson's that they are, in fact, liars.

Patton

Soon will come the request for funding to continue their search for justice.

Hope those rich liberals who post here will poney up some of their ill-gotten funds they got from tax cuts.

Charlie (Colorado)

Jerry, You really don't get it do you?

Boy, there's the understatement of the century.

clarice

The request for funding is already online at Kos.

cathyf
"It would be curious to know if either of the Wilson has been involved in a long, protracted and vicious lawsuit.
He did get a divorce,which can get pretty nasty.
Oh, his divorce seems to have been quite a cozy affair. And the lawsuit discovery phase might just give some very high-priced legal talent a fishing license to ask all sorts of questions about the 2nd Mrs. Wilson. And get explanations of all sorts of curious things about what she does for a living, and whether the third and present Mrs. Wilson was perhaps a mole in the CIA and Mr. Wilson and the 2nd Mrs. Wilson were perhaps her "handlers."

Or maybe the discovery phase will give an opportunity for all of us curious and amused onlookers to be reassured that the bizarrely cordial relationship between the 2nd Mrs. Wilson and the slut who broke up her marriage is all an innocent case of an extraordinarily forgiving cheated-upon wife.

I'm sure one way or another it will all be very edifying.

cathy :-)

Redcoat

Clarice

Maybe this will make chemerinsky a laughing stock, too.

He is a frequent guest on Hugh Hewitt, his legal arguements read like talking points straight from the D.N.C.

Charlie (Colorado)

Soon will come the request for funding to continue their search for justice.

Hope those rich liberals who post here will poney up some of their ill-gotten funds they got from tax cuts.

You're too late.

Bill in AZ

StrewthOut.org allegedly has 3 communications from Joe Wilson today pushing the nonsense that Val had nothing to do with sending Joe to Niger...
(put on protective gear before venturing over there)

owl

Oh that is good stuff cathyf..

Redcoat

Cathyf

Or maybe the discovery phase will give an opportunity for all of us curious and amused onlookers to be reassured that the bizarrely cordial relationship between the 2nd Mrs. Wilson and the slut who broke up her marriage is all an innocent case of an extraordinarily forgiving cheated-upon wife.

They should put the Discovery on pay-per-view,this is entertainment at it's finest.

PeterUK

Joe does seem to have a penchant for marrying celebrity spooks.I might be wrong but Val seems a bit mentally fragile for what is coming up.
What the defence needs is a real shit digging attorney who's mother was frightened by a diplomat.

larwyn

Britt has pix of Val (in Virginal
White dress) and Joe arriving for
a DEM POLICY MEETING TODAY!

Neo

Fox News just showed photo of Val and Joe coming out of Democratic lucheon on Capitol Hill today.

Nuf said

owl

Brit Hume just showed a pic of Val & Joe and said they "were arriving for a policy conference with Democrats TODAY".

Sue

I am not a lawyer, I just play one on tv. ::grin:: I'm a paralegal, which is a lawyer without a law degree. I do all the work, they get all the glory and money. And civil law is my field. Bring it on. ::grin::

owl

hmmm...how I wish for a faster conn....

PeterUK

"The request for funding is already online at Kos."

They are already up to $5.97,less handling fees and commission

owl

I predict they will run her for office. Fits their pattern.

lurker

Brit Hume made one or two comments about this case. One comment he made was in reference to Rove's lawyer or Corallo, which is the similar to what we have heard in the recent past, something like, "this case is without merit."

Page 2 says that the officials sought to punish Mr. Wilson for his public statements...and destroyed Plame's cover by revealing her classified employment blah blah.


Ya think all of these reporters will be subponead?

lurker

Hey, don't forget that he was on one of the panels at the YearlyKOS! And will be on that Nations cruise.

Invasion of privacy????

arrowhead

Invasion of privacy - ROFLOL. My God, the shy, retiring couple were sitting front and center, yucking it up at the White House Press Corps dinner.

arrowhead

Make that was

lurker

So, they plan to bring in more "John Does"....

vnjagvet

Sue:

Many of the paralegals who have worked with me were both smarter and got their jobs done better and more efficiently than some of the lawgrads.

I am confident the defense team needs paralegals too!!!!:>)

lurker

Novak will blow them away.

ordi

larwyn, neo and owl,

My eyes popped out on that one too. Demo policy meeting indeed. They have NO shame.

PeterUK

Here is Joe,in melodramatic mood,wishing to restore Val's virginity,or somesuch on these very pages of JOM
A bit like an excerpt from "Gone With Flatulence".Very public, very 2003.

owl

Ya think all of these reporters will be subponead?

I think this is the net gain for the DNC. They will produce yakking reporters that will 'now be forced to tell their tales' and make a headline a day. You have to keep in mind....this bunch does not let any facts deter them. Didn't you notice that they still say the AWOL memos are still true even though the dead writer's wife/son/commander/etc said no. It's about the headline for the masses that only follow the headlines.

topsecretk9

Owl...I stand corrected...but the republicans were just hand a gift...every campaign message needs to be written TODAY!

"We at war, we have important issues facing this nation and all the Democrats have managed to do is host luncheons and fetes for Joe Wilson"

it will force Democrats to defend Joe Wilson and people will be scratching their heads wondering "I don't care about Joe Wilson, what are you going to for me?"

Neo

I'm still looking for that "equal protection clause" in the 5th amendment.

jwest

As to the question of what Wilson could be indicted for…

This would be a lot easier question if we had a full transcript of FBI interviews and grand jury testimony. But, in the absence of any facts, let’s speculate like a bunch of liberals.

I remember an article or interview where Joe (I think he was in Aspen at the time) claimed Fitz spoke with him just prior to the Libby indictment. This was characterized by Wilson as a reassurance by the prosecutor that he was going to bring the evil minions of Cheney to justice. Knowing the ambassador’s knack for twisting reality into a pretzel, perhaps this call from Fitz was one last “are you sure about what you told our investigators?” question before hanging his career on the line.

Perhaps Wilson’s mischaracterization (or outright lie) to Fitz of the close connection with Grossman may have thrown the meticulous investigation off track at a critical time “oooh…the sand in my eyes….it hurts!” Is this not “obstruction”?

There can be a hundred other infractions buried in the clusterfuck that this investigation has become. All I know for sure is that Fitz needs a high-profile conviction to walk away with a career.

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