Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Libby Lied: Cheney Played Role in CIA Outing

Libby didn't learn of Valerie Plame's name from a reporter, as he testified to the grand jury. He learned it from VP Cheney, who got it from Tenet.
In her testimony to the grand jury, Judith Miller, a reporter for The New York Times, said Mr. Libby sought from the start of her three conversations with him to "insulate his boss from Mr. Wilson's charges."

But his boss is where Libby got the info.

These leaks say "some interesting indictments soon" to me. The leaks are a play for public opinion. Fitzgerald's office was sealed tight until a couple of weeks ago, and now a steady stream of leaks. It undercuts the argument that this is all politics, that Fitzgerald's a partisan who has nothing but possible omissions to the grand jury. And though the leaks may be a political play, they are necessary given the highly-placed political figures who are going to get indicted.

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