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Libby's defense rests

I may be wrong. I may be very biased but it doesn’t seem to me that Libby proved anything. The prosecution’s case was tight. No Cheney on the stand. He would have had to lie or admit to “declassifying” a CIA agent’s name for political gain. No Libby on the stand. He would have had to make the ridiculous argument that he had trouble remembering things. He was told about Valerie Plame by the Vice President then forgot it. He was told again by Tim Russert (who testified that he did not tell Libby anything about Valerie Plame because he didn’t know that information at the time). But, here’s the best part, he had so completely forgot what the Vice President of the United States told him that he thought that he had learned the information from Russert for the first time. Oh, and we are to belief that the Vice President of the US who hire a complete dolt as his chief of staff. Yep, that would be the tale that he would have to tell on the stand. No wonder he didn’t testify.

By |2007-02-15T23:13:12-04:00February 15th, 2007|Domestic Issues, Valerie Plame|Comments Off on Libby's defense rests

Libby Trial: Libby's own grand jury testimony

As you look at the video remember these facts, during that fateful week in July 2003:

  • Rove talked to 2 reporters (Robert Novak [July 9, 2003] and Matt Cooper [July 11, 2003 and July 12, 2003])
  • Libby talked to 2 reporters (Judy Miller [June 23, 2003, July 8, 2003 and July 12, 2003] and Matt Cooper [July 12, 2003])
  • Armitage talked to 2 reporters (Novak [July 8, 2003] and Woodard)

One other reporter was told about Valerie Plame Wilson “sending” her husband to Niger, it was Walter Pincus of the Washington Post.  Pincus was working on a story that Tenet told the White House that the 16 words should not be in the Cincinnati speech (full text of speech is here). 

Finally, Tim Russert of Meet the Press spoke with Libby on July 10, 2003.  Libby testified before the grand jury that he learned the name of Valerie Plame from Mr. Russert.  (another great timeline – here.)

Washington Post has an outstanding graphic that has the best timeline that I have seen on Libby role.

By |2007-02-06T19:19:47-04:00February 6th, 2007|Hardball, Valerie Plame|2 Comments
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