READER COMMENTS ON
"BREAKING CIA LEAK CASE: Prosecutor Says Libby 'Destroyed' Cheney Note, V.P. 'Far More Involved in Leak Case Than Previously Known'"
(5 Responses so far...)
COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 1/23/2007 @ 10:49 am PT...
Let the unravelling begin. Hopefully, this will make Pelosi's claim that "Impeachment is off the table" a little easier to accept. If the evidence can show the office of VP complicit in the leak and subsequent cover up, then Pelosi get's to dodge the political hot potato and Congress can impeach without political repercussion.
This is hot stuff.
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
Blow Me, I'm Irish!
said on 1/23/2007 @ 11:14 am PT...
I'm waiting for the defense to posit this: "how can one commit obstruction of justice when no crime was committed?"
In other words, I (like a lot of others) am wondering how can it be that sabotaging an entire CIA cover operation like Brewster Jennings by outing Valerie Plame in retaliation for her husband's refusal to promote Chimpy's Lies about WMD/Iraq/Niger IS NOT A CRIME?
This part of the trial is all 'cart before the horse' nonsense....The Leakers are ALREADY known to be CheneyBurton & Rove and MAY (re: probably) include The Chimp Himself!!
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 1/23/2007 @ 1:15 pm PT...
Shades of Watergate. The day John Dean decided he wasn't going to take the fall for Nixon was the beginning of the end.
They are turning on each other.
Merry, Merry Fitzmas!
Dick stole the Kishka, Rove stole the Kishka, Bush stole the Kishka, from the butcher shop...
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 1/24/2007 @ 5:40 am PT...
Actually the reporter later said that no documents had been destroyed in reality, but that Libby had erased them from his memory. It is not a significant point.
The only valid defense to a criminal charge of "giving false information to a federal investigator" is "I did not give false information to a federal investigator" ... so I was surprised at the defense lawyer's trying to blame it on the white house. That is interesting news but not a defense.
The only valid defense to a criminal charge of "perjury before the grand jury" is "I did not lie while under oath before the grand jury" ... so, again, I was surprised at the defense lawyer's trying to blame it on the white house. Since it is not a defense it must be a charade, and they must know a pardon is coming anyway. In other words it is another diversion.
The only valid defense to a criminal charge of "obstruction of justice" is, as you indicated, "there was no justice to be done because no crime had been committed for me to obstruct the prosecution of". Again, they hang themselves by pointing out Cheney and Rove's crimes, because then they are admitting that crimes had been done and hence obstruction is one valid way to look at Libby's behavior.
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
JUDGE OF JUDGES
said on 1/25/2007 @ 12:09 am PT...
Hey Larry, Heeheheheheheh. . .
Cinco deferments cheney riped the Werewolf Of cnn (Blitzer) a new asshole. . . . . Big time . . .
cheney don't like to be asked questions bout his daughter mary.
If only Blitzer had asked him about Mr. Turkey Baster. . . . .He would have tore his head off...