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January 03, 2013

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RichatUF

NK-

Of course Libby wilfully and deliberately lied to the FBI.

IIRC, he was on deep background when he was talking to Miller. She was also talking to other insiders about Iraq (and probably talked to Mr. or Mrs Plame at some point). She wrote a book about WMD and was the go to journalist if someone wanted to get something about nonproliferation into to press.

Mel-

Your welcome.

NK

Jury ruled otherwise.... that's a fact .. look it up in the CrimCaseDocket

NK

and if I recall correctly, Cheney's autobio doesn't deny that Libby lied....

boris

Libby spoke with Miller some weeks after learning Wilson's connection to the CIA was his wife, and had no way of knowing her affiliation was considered classified.

Weeks later, after Joe's op-ed accused Cheney of sending him to Africa, it was learned by many (including Libby) that she was most likely who sent him to Africa on a mission to discredit "crazy reports" cited by Cheney of WMD materials. At that point she became "famous".

Months later Libby told the GJ reviewing his notes he had learned the first part, did not remember discussing her until she became famous. Many found it implausible that Libby could have forgotten such a "famous" spy woman.

NK

correct.. and the jury concluded beyond a reasonable doubt that his statements to the FBI and GJ were deliberately false. Libby failed to establish reasonable doubt... because... he in fact lied. Lying was foolish and egotistical, but he did.

narciso

The jury that included one of Woodward's desk editors and a diarist for 'Fire Hydrant Lake'
you want to trust your liberty to that.

boris

"Libby failed to establish reasonable doubt... "

I'd say the miscarriage was result of false narrative presented as fact that has been completely discredited. The truth was covered up but somehow the jury got it right? Bull.

centralcal

Ding Dong the witch is (NOT) dead ....

RichatUF

YIKES!!!! She should get some fashion tips from Michelle.

NK

And RosaD was allowed to breed...

..and Cheney doesn't deny Libby lied and Bush only commuted his sentence, he didn't pardon Libby.

narciso

We're way past 'goggles do nothin'.

boris

"Cheney doesn't deny ..."

Wow ... compelling (not). Don't know if Cheney and Bush can read minds, doubt it though. Know for a fact that Fitz played fast and loose.

NK

The facts show Libby lied, and the facts NOW show Fitz acted at best fast and loose, and more likely in a tyranical abuse of power to keep the truth from the public, the 'truth' that the media demanded the public see. The fact that Fitz abused power by ordering Armitage to shut up so he could keep the fact that Libby had nothing to do with the disclosure to Novak --otherwise Fitz's prosecution of Libby would look completely ridiculous-- doesn't change the fact Libby lied to cover up his talking to Miller.

narciso

There was no other way to explain why they had sent Joe Wilson, without referring to Plame's status, which was the subject of the INR memo, by that fellow who was sent to Islamabad as Consul General as a promotion,

Jane - Mock the Media!

NK, My memory of what happened is a lot closer to Boris than to yours. CLarice will probably remember completely.

Jane - Mock the Media!

Is this that woman's first term CC?

Janet

Hey Centralcal...thanks so much for sending the flowers!
God bless our Sue!!!

Clarice

I'm not the least bit confused about the Libby case. I am with Boris and DoT. Armitage and to a lesser extent Powell breached the trust Bush had placed in them and proved themselves craven cowards when pushed by a self-promoting corrupt prosecutor.

narciso

"I believed Scooter Libby was innocent and should never have been indicted, much less convicted. It's not surprising that two busy people disagree about a particular account of what happened' pg 409-410 "My Life," by Dick Cheney

boris

IMO the only jury that counts has rendered the only "real" verdict.

Treeofmamre.wordpress.com

But wasn't this the point of the election? Blue state voters trying to force red state voters to pay for their nonsense?

cathyf

A Fitzworld Glossary:

If you lie, that's perjury.

If you refuse to answer, that's contempt of court.

If you tell the truth, that's obstruction of justice.

Have Blue

Jane - No it is not. Rosa has been the rep for the Connecticut district including New Haven (and Yale) for many many years.

She hasn't gotten any wiser or saner in office either.

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