Thursday, July 05, 2007

Clinton Didn't Do It!!!

Let's get something straight here. Clinton and Libby didn't do the same things.

Clinton didn't commit perjury, and, contrary to Kate O'Beirne's and Chris Matthews' fantasies, never admitted to having committed perjury.

Perjury has a specific and technical definition which differentiates it from misleading the court or lying under oath. The lie has to be material to the case at hand.

The judge in the Paula Jones case declared Clinton guilty of lying under oath, for which he was fined and disbarred. It wasn't perjury because he attempted to mislead the court in a matter that had nothing to do with Paula Jones' lawsuit.

In the Grand Jury that took up investigating his Jones deposition (which I read in its entirety the other night), had he deliberately lied about m,mnbvcxz123465

... See completed post in Clinton Didn't Do It!!! Part II

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