Skip to comments.Fitzgerald mum on Cheney in leak case
Posted on 12/14/2006 5:46:53 PM PST by STARWISE
Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald said Thursday that he does not expect any government officials to refuse to testify in the CIA leak trial, but he did not specifically say whether Vice President Dick Cheney or other top White House officials were on his witness list.
Attorneys for Cheney's former chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, meanwhile, told a judge that two unidentified reporters may resist testifying on Libby's behalf in the case. The attorneys predicted the issue would be resolved before trial, however.
Libby is accused of lying to investigators about what he told reporters regarding former CIA operative Valerie Plame. Plame's identity was leaked to reporters around the time that her husband, former ambassador Joseph Wilson, publicly criticized the Bush administration's prewar intelligence on Iraq.
Cheney has said he may be called as a witness. If so, prosecutors could ask how the White House responded to those criticisms. Cheney was upset by Wilson's comments, Fitzgerald has said, and told Libby that Plame worked for the CIA.
That conversation is a key to Fitzgerald's perjury case. Libby testified that he learned about Plame's job from a reporter.
Cheney could also help prosecutors undermine Libby's defense that he was so preoccupied with national security matters, he forgot details about the less-important Plame issue. Prosecutors argue that Plame was a key concern of the vice president, and thus would have been important to Libby.
Sitting presidents, including Clinton and Ford, have testified in criminal cases but presidential historians and separation-of-powers experts said they knew of no vice president who has done so.
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What leak, he knew who did it from the beginning. A total hack job from the start.
"I have no recollection."
Well, they're starting to dredge up (not Drudge) this pointless crapfest again. We're facing an apocolyptic clash of civilizations and the MSM stooges are still mired in their Beltway circle jerk.
What law was broken again? Oh yeah, it was a perjury trap against a Pubbie.
Libby Russert is accused of lying to investigators about what he told reporters what was told to him by Libby regarding former CIA operative Valerie Plame.
There, fixed it.
I guess this will not end, huh?
How much longer will the American Public be paying the bill for this farce?
Fitzgerald should be in jail for fraud.
Maybe he and Nifong of the Duke Rape Case and Ronnie Earle of the Tom Delay Farce should form a partnership.
like Dewey,Dickem and Howe.
This absurd case is still going on? What a waste of money and everybody's time!
Thanks for the ping.
Thanks for the ping.
First they will go after Cheney, then they will go after Bush.
Last thing the libs want is President Cheney for a year.
Their real goal would be to impeach President Bush and VP Cheney at the same time so that Pelosi could become President.
WHY is this asshat still employed? The "case" is solved. We know who did it. GO HOME!
To me, if Armitage talked to Woodward, then Libby's testimony could be considered immaterial.
More AP rubbish about Fitzgerald.
Cheney to Fitz: "as I once told Senator Leahy......"
Geez--were fitzy and nifong college rommies?
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