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Friday, October 28, 2005

Scooter Indicted

This whole indictment kick that prosecutors are on it getting to be a little tiresome. CNN has a list of the charges that Libby is being indicted on. Let's take a close look and see what they are all about:

Charge 1: Obstruction of Justice.
Alleges that Libby intentionally deceived the grand jury about how he learned, and "disclosed to the media," information about Valerie Plame Wilson's employment by the CIA.
This is saying that Libby tried to cover up something that apparently wasn't a crime. Huh?

Charge 2: Making a false statement.
Alleges that Libby intentionally gave FBI agents false information about a conversation he had with NBC's Tim Russert regarding Valerie Plame Wilson, who is married to Joseph Wilson.
A conversation that occurred 2.5 years earlier. 'Who's this Tim Russert again?'

Charge 3: Making a false statement.
Alleges that Libby knowingly gave the FBI false information about what he had told reporter Matt Cooper of Time magazine regarding Valerie Plame Wilson.
Again, 2.5 years earlier. I can't remember things I said yesterday.

Charge 4: Perjury.
Alleges that Libby knowingly provided false testimony in court about a conversation he had with Russert.
So that's his story and he's sticking to it.

Charge 5: Perjury.
Alleges that Libby knowingly provided false testimony in court about his conversation with reporters regarding Valerie Plame Wilson's CIA employment.
Yeah, got it. Fitzgerald thinks that he'll get Libby convicted on lying about something he probably has no recollection about. Or maybe Libby lied about not recollecting. Or maybe this is just the actions of an overzealous prosecutor to put more stress on the Bush administration.

I'm going with door #3. I bet Michael Moore is hitting the celebratory buffet tonight.



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