Monday, November 21, 2005

Fitrzgerald Calls Another Grand Jury on “Leak” : Proves He’s Political

A few days ago I posted the analysis that we would shortly find out whether or not Patrick Fitzgerald is another political U.S. Attorney or a true straight arrow. The acknowledgment by the Washington Post’s Bob Woodward that he had heard that Valerie Plame was a CIA employee helped evaporate much of the case against Scooter Libby. If Fitzgerald was truly non-political he’d have dropped the prosecution of Libby at that point and suffer the humiliation of admitting that he spent some $30 million and two years for naught. One can hardly blame him for deciding not to hurt his reputation, but nevertheless he did the political thing in sticking with the prosecution when it becomes clear that the endless search is sure to go down in history as an imbecility.

2 comments:

  1. So-Called "Austin Mayor"November 21, 2005 at 4:24 AM

    Tom,

    You say, "The acknowledgment by the Washington Post’s Bob Woodward that he had heard that Valerie Plame was a CIA employee helped evaporate much of the case against Scooter Libby."

    Mr. Libby is charged charged with obstruction of justice and making false statements to a federal grand jury.

    Mr. Woodward's revelations do not undermine that case.

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  2. They don't undermine the case against Libby but they undermine Fitz's statement that Libby was the first to talk.

    That had to be a foolish thing for the brillant Fitz to say because I have the impression many knew for a long time what Plame's job was.

    I think it was that egg on Fitz's face that prompted the new jury. Libby talked to much. Guilty or purjury or not, he should go.

    Next someone needs to help Gauss figure our whay these CIA folks leak and lie and why in the world they picked a washed out out of work Wilso for this mission without having him sign a non disclosure form... a secret mission without swearing the spook to secrecy...very weird story.

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