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Judith Miller Recants; Where's the Media?
Real Clear Politics ^ | April 18, 2015 | Peter Berkowitz

Posted on 07/10/2016 4:50:55 PM PDT by Enchante

In “The Story: A Reporter’s Journey,” which hit book store shelves Tuesday, April 7, former New York Times reporter Judith Miller revealed in the final chapter that she now believes that she was induced by then-Special Counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald to give false testimony in the 2007 trial of I. “Lewis” Scooter Libby, former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney.

Given that Fitzgerald’s three-and-a-half year-long investigation and prosecution of Libby riveted the nation’s capital and generated vast news coverage implying, when not outright declaring, that the Bush administration lied the nation into war, one might think that recantation of testimony by a pivotal prosecution witness would command attention and excite controversy.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 2007; bush; cia; dickcheney; fitzgerald; gregcraig; iran; iraq; judithmiller; justice; karlrove; libby; marcrich; mediabias; newyork; newyorkcity; newyorkslimes; newyorktimes; nigeria; pages; patrickjfitzgerald; peterberkowitz; plame; plamegate; realclearpolitics; scooterlibby; thestory; valerieplame; waronterror; wot; yellowcake
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from 2015, but important and totally neglected by the MSM .... interesting to compare to the mess that Comey has made of the Hillary investigation. Patrick Fitzgerald was Comey's bud and also had enjoyed that "non-partisan straight shooter" reputation.... yet he totally botched the Plame-Wilson investigation (intentionally????) and sent an innocent man (Libby) to prison.
1 posted on 07/10/2016 4:50:55 PM PDT by Enchante
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To: Enchante

With or without any of this Judith Miller is not credible. She’s simply a propagandist. Whenever she shows up on a TV channel, I change channels or turn the TV off. I definitely do not read or respect anything from her.


2 posted on 07/10/2016 4:59:20 PM PDT by Reno89519 (Like herpes, Lyn' Ted and his supporters can always flare up again.)
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To: Enchante

There was no crime in the lame plame deal. She was not protected by any law that made it illegal to reveal her name. She continued at the same jobs for several years after the fake but accurate outing. She quit her job once she got a big book deal. The book deal fell apart once it became obvious Karl Rove would not be frog marched off to jail.

Patrick Fitzgerald convicted Marc Rich of the largest tax fraud in US history. He was a bit miffed when Scooter got him a pardon by bribing Clinton. Fitzgerald got revenge by charging Scooter with some bs crime.

The whole thing was the biggest farce I have ever seen.

And of course the wuss W just sat back and let it all happen. I knew then that he was on the other side,.


3 posted on 07/10/2016 4:59:22 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: Reno89519

Wasn’t this the New York Times reporter who helped get us into the Iraq war? Why is anyone listening to her?


4 posted on 07/10/2016 5:07:55 PM PDT by WilliamIII
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To: shelterguy

Scooter bribed Clinton for Rich’s pardon?? That’s the first I’ve heard of that happening. I don’t recall any FR threads on it either. Happen to have a link?


5 posted on 07/10/2016 5:16:42 PM PDT by Bob (No, being a US Senator and the Secretary of State are not accomplishments; they're jobs.)
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To clarify, it was Rich who did the bribing. ( allegedly, as the investigation into it was stopped)


6 posted on 07/10/2016 5:19:08 PM PDT by shelterguy
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Well, what did Scooter Libby have to do with the pardon? We know Rich did the bribing, but where did Libby fit in?


7 posted on 07/10/2016 5:24:06 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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This is the first I have heard of Libby being connected at all with Marc Rich.


8 posted on 07/10/2016 5:27:03 PM PDT by MaxistheBest
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To: WilliamIII

Exactly.


9 posted on 07/10/2016 5:27:19 PM PDT by Reno89519 (Like herpes, Lyn' Ted and his supporters can always flare up again.)
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To: MaxistheBest

During hearings after Rich’s pardon, Lewis “Scooter” Libby, who had represented Rich from 1985 until the spring of 2000, denied that Rich had violated the tax laws, but criticized him for trading with Iran at a time when that country was holding U.S. hostages. In his letter to the New York Times, Bill Clinton explained why he pardoned Rich, noting that U.S. tax professors Bernard Wolfman of Harvard Law School and Martin Ginsburg of Georgetown University Law Center concluded that no crime was committed, and that the companies’ tax reporting position was reasonable. [New York Times, February 18, 2001][2]. In the same letter Clinton listed Libby as one of three “distinguished Republican lawyers” who supported Rich’s pardon.


10 posted on 07/10/2016 5:34:38 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: Enchante

Judith Miller, liberal hack who has found a home, where else, at Fox News. FNC is loaded with liberal hacks. Why the Left hates FNC is a mystery.


11 posted on 07/10/2016 5:51:29 PM PDT by TTFlyer
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To: shelterguy

You’re making it sound like Libby is not an innocent victim.


12 posted on 07/10/2016 5:58:12 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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Not at all. He was just doing his job as Rich’s attorney. Fitzgerald took it personally and hit him with a fake but accurate charge in a case where there was no underlying crime committed.


13 posted on 07/10/2016 6:02:12 PM PDT by shelterguy
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Right on. Judith Miller is a piece of lyin crap. I turn her off also.


14 posted on 07/10/2016 6:10:43 PM PDT by deweyfrank (Nobody's Perfect)
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To: Reno89519
With or without any of this Judith Miller is not credible. She’s simply a propagandist. Whenever she shows up on a TV channel, I change channels or turn the TV off. I definitely do not read or respect anything from her.

A whore too, as I recall.

15 posted on 07/10/2016 6:27:36 PM PDT by montag813
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This Berkowitz dimwit sez he’s surprised about the lack of media coverage. And he’s an Ivy Plague Sckool graduate!


16 posted on 07/10/2016 6:32:23 PM PDT by 867V309 (It's over. It's over now.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...
...former New York Times reporter Judith Miller revealed in the final chapter that she now believes that she was induced by then-Special Counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald to give false testimony in the 2007 trial of I. "Lewis" Scooter Libby, former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney.

17 posted on 07/10/2016 6:53:27 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (I'll tell you what's wrong with society -- no one drinks from the skulls of their enemies anymore.)
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” Lewis “Scooter” Libby, who had represented Rich “

I forgot about this. Thanks


18 posted on 07/10/2016 6:59:14 PM PDT by MaxistheBest
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So Fitz knew who the leaker was and still got Miller and Russert to lie on the stand to get Libby...


19 posted on 07/10/2016 8:13:48 PM PDT by Homer1
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To: shelterguy

He even got a nice show trial with plants on the jury...


20 posted on 07/10/2016 8:16:29 PM PDT by Homer1
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