Oct 28 2005
Folks, do you understand what Fitzgerald has done? It is clear that Libby
Fitzgerald and the White House had traced down who Wilson was and how his wife had pushed him for the trip (which was clearly against the desires of the intel community). It was all in response to the Kristof and Pincus articles – sourced by the Wilsons.
But when Libby spoke to reporters he refused to confirm any queries regarding Plame’s CIA job – pawning off his knowledge as coming from other reporters (which it was coming from). So, in his efforts to not divulge the knowledge he had from inside the government, Libby misled
lied to reporters when they called asking for confirmation. And these statements to reporters lawyers, when recounted to the grand jury and investigators, are the evidence he was lying to the grand jury (though I only see accurate testimony about lying to the press).
Libby was indicted for not confirming Valerie’s CIA position using his inside information. He only acknowledged press accounts he heard about. Libby was indicted for not outing Valerie Plame using the knowledge he had to out her…..
Stunning – isn’t it.
Powerline have posts here and here. Michelle as her rolling post here (same as before). Tom Maguires take here. Note to TM: the prosecutor selected what he wanted in the indictment. I am not convinced Libby’s whole testimony will not clear him.