Mar 06 2007

Wrong Man Convicted

Published by at 3:38 pm under Guest Bloggers,Plame Game

Lewis Libby has been convicted on four of five counts against him and faces up to 25 years in jail and a fine of $1 million. The jurors found Tim Russert to be a credible witness, despite the notes of his FBI interview being “lost” and him having claimed on the stand it would have been “impossible” for him to have told Libby about Plame. This even though another prosecution witness, Ari Fleischer, testified to having spilled Plame to David Gregory, who works together with Russert, not to mention Andrea Mitchell, who also works with Russert, stating for the record in 2003 that she and others knew Plame was CIA. The spokesman of the jury stated today:

“The primary thing which convinced us on most of the accounts was the conversation… the alleged conversation… with Tim Russert…,” he said.

That David Gregory and Andrea Mitchell never had to testify in the trial, and the fact that Tim Russert was caught lying about his knowledge of how grand juries work, seems to indicate that the jury convicted Libby based on an incomplete rationale, some of which was prevented by Judge Walton. However, the jurors had sympathy for Mr. Libby. Why?

Denis Collins said that “a number of times” they asked themselves, “what is HE doing here? Where is Rove and all these other guys….He was the fall guy.”

Here’s to you, Jason Leopold, for a job well done! Remember kids, it’s not getting the truth out that counts, it’s getting out a story that will fool as many people as possible to permeate the public conscience. Apropos that, I hear Leopold is involved in writing the script for the upcoming movie about Mrs. Fair Game…

68 responses so far

68 Responses to “Wrong Man Convicted”

  1. Soothsayer says:

    The only fix that was in was that the 90% of the jury pool that REALLY despised Cheney were dismissed from serving.

    I have been sure of the verdict cause I’ve been through hundreds of criminal trials – many in Federal court – over the years and I have never seen anyone get off on the my dog ate my homework defense. You don’t get off on perjury unless you take the stand and explain yourself – and Libby and Wells were too intimindated by Fitzgerald to take the chance on exposing Libby to making really damaging revelations.

    Keep in mind that the Watergate investigation didn’t really get off the ground until the burglars were convicted and sentenced. Losing control of the House and Senate is a real problem, because the investigations are just about to start.

    Cheney will be subpoenaed, and his stock is so low now I don’t think he can ignore subpoenas and expect to serve out his term unimpeached. Even if he retires for “health reasons” he will face a round-robin of testifying for years.

  2. dennisa says:

    Please. This was nothing but a campaign to “get” certain Administration figures all along. And it continues. A case of aging leftists basking in the reflected glories of the early 1970’s. They never learn anything, but are fully content to live in their past.

    I asked Soothie once before if he or she got paid to post this stuff, and didn’t get an answer.

  3. dennisa says:

    The only fix that was in was that the 90% of the jury pool that REALLY despised Cheney were dismissed from serving.

    That’s called getting rid of jurors for prejudice. But we wouldn’t want members of the Administration to receive due process, would we?

  4. dennisa says:

    You obviously have an agenda here, Soothie, so why don’t you give us the whole scoop?

  5. ivehadit says:

    The REAL SKINNY, From

    “A Call for Justice Indeed – Wilson and Plame are now the targets
    Posted by Macranger on March 7th, 2007
    Clarice Feldman of American Thinker speaks for a lot of us in her must read, “I call for Justice”.

    I’m not quoting her here as I want you to read her article in full and in context. Additionally let me add some things. First, while Fitzgerald has “closed” his investigation with a wimper – considering who they (those behind him) were targeting, we have to say that this was a colossal (to over use the phrase) fizz.

    Over the last few years an enormous amount of information has been gathered, yet not specifically referenced to the administration involvement, but that of Joe Wilson and Valerie Plame and the obvious effort they exerted to thwart the country in a time of war. At this time we know who they conspired with and more importantly who funded their efforts in the aftermath.

    Additionally there will be in the coming weeks and months and specifically with the appeal of Libby more information about what really went on behind the scenes – specifically with two liberal media figures (one of which who couldn’t have possibly known the details without being involved in some way) and details about the “plan” to get Wilson’s story out which had been crafted long before it was fashionable.

    Here’s the skinny of what really happened according to several sources with the knowledge of what went on behind the scenes. What occured here – culminating with the Libby trial – was the result of a pick move by the CIA. Follow along.

    First, we know that Wilsons trip(s) to Africa and specifically with his second trip was a ruse to throw off the scent to an illegal uranium trade that was being brokered by the rogue elements of the CIA for which Plame was a principal (one of her duties was monitoring trade in uranium in Niger). This is why she moved so quickly to “suggest” her husband.

    When Wilson’s “Gambit” didn’t pan out (generally because he couldn’t keep his mouth shut and also because he was fully discredited by the SSCI Report), he and his co-conspirators worked with cogent members of the MSM to entrap administration officials by “hinting” about Wilson’s trip via the VP office (another lie dusted by the Libby trial). In short they set up the “leak senerio”, to again, throw off the scent.

    Of course predating this and actually related to this, is one Senator Rockefeller who visited Syria in 2002 to warn Iraq about what he felt to be a pending invasion. Besides obvious questions about his traitorism he had a far greater motive in attempting to stop the invasion and they have to do with the oldest motive in history – the same motive which drove the Wilson and the rest of their compadres.

    As the Wilsons proceed with their Civil Trial I mused that perhaps it’s time for those who are fed up with this charade to perhaps sue the Wilsons for the damage they did to national security and continue to do. One thing is for sure the discovery process would be enlightening to say the least.”

    And check this out regarding Rockefeller:

    We’ll just see little soothie…
    (And aren’t we all glad we don’t have to live in soothie’s world?)

  6. Soothsayer says:

    aren’t we all glad we don’t have to live in soothie’s world?

    Ah, yes, Hadit – living in the reality based world, where if one has information one can accurately predict events can be difficult for the data-challenged, at least compared to the Kool-Ade swilling CheneyWorld, where draft-dodgers are tuff guys, war heroes are chickens and Libby isn’t guilty.

  7. The Macker says:

    You manage to scramble up the draft dodgers, war heroes and guilty parties. It’s scarry to realize that most people’s “reality” is from the popular media.

  8. dennisa says:

    Soothie – Politically calculated lying, such as that engaged in by Senator Harry Reid yesterday, is not reality based, no matter what you may think.

  9. dennisa says:

    To return to reality based thinking, there is a politically motivated campaign among Democrats and their fellow Democrats in the news media to “get” Cheney and Bush in some way. Anybody who tells you otherwise isn’t telling you reality.

  10. lurker9876 says:

    Sooth-copperhead’s in a fantasy world along with his nutty BDS friends who all refuse to recognize the reality, the truth, and the facts. Plain and simple.

  11. lurker9876 says:

    Seixon is most definitely correct that Libby is the WRONG man to be convicted.

  12. lurker9876 says:

    These are some of the facts that sooth-copperhead refuses to recognize as facts and truth:

    Three Impossible Things Before Breakfast

    This remains a case of a missing crime, no motive, no materiality, no opportunity, no intent regardless of jury outcome.

    Cheney will NOT be subpoenaed by Fitz. The Bush ADM will ride over this and move on. Fitz said he is DONE. Fitz said his investigation is DORMANT.

  13. lurker9876 says:

    Betsy’s Page

    Of course, Democratic politicians and liberal commentators will pretend that this was a verdict on the case for war in Iraq, but it had little to do with that.

    The media needs to be wary of the precedents that have now been set about sending reporters to jail to force them to testify in a matter that did not touch seriously on national security since Fitzgerald already knew that Armitage had leaked and that there was no evidence that Valerie Plame’s status was covert. This became a political dispute and reporters were forced to testify in court about conversations with sources. They will not have any defense against testifying in future cases. And there will be future cases. Was getting Libby for not remembering what he said to which reporters really worth it?

  14. lurker9876 says:

    What Joe Wilson’s Lies Have Wrought

    He’s a pathological liar right from the beginning.

  15. lurker9876 says:

    GAbriel Schoenfeld – whose writings that I’ve enjoyed reading.

  16. lurker9876 says:

    Looks like MacRanger is going back to the beginning.

    Plame Game – Back to the beginning – Part I