The Lewis “Scooter” Libby trial is less about Scooter, than it is about getting to the underbelly of the Bush Administration. We have been told numerous times that the Bush Administration has another agenda, that’s why they have difficulty telling the truth. The Bush Administration time and time again has shown an ability to get what they want, even when the facts don’t support the initiatives or objectives. Libby has already testified to a Grand Jury, what more do we need to know about his actions and authorization for his actions?
The November 2006 elections put the political strategies of Carl Rove front and center. Carl could not come up with a strategy to save the Republican control of the House and Senate in the last election, in the face of an unpopular war. The Bush Administration could not fire Rove for his lack of success in plotting the party line to control Congress, because he knows too much about the how the spinning from truth to policy takes place. Rove is President Bush’s buddy and right hand man. Rove now sits in a quiet corner office out of public view!
Well, Vice President Cheney’s keeper of the policy edics, translator of spin, is now on trial. Scooter Libby is on trial for the alleged leaking of the CIA agents name to the press. This trial has less to do with the leak than it does the about ripping the Republican Party to shreds. All the negative press works in the favor of having Hillary Clinton elected President.
- Will the Bush Administration ask Scooter to fall on the knife to preserve his bosses from shame?
- Will Dick Cheney really tell the truth under cross examination?
- What will the Bush Administration do for damage control?
What you say and how you say it influences decisions and lives, Mr. Libby!
Libby: Bush Authorized Plamegate Leak
Indicted ex-Cheney aide told grand jury of White House approval
APRIL 6–A former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney told a federal grand jury that President George W. Bush authorized him to leak information from a classified intelligence report to a New York Times reporter. Details of I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby’s testimony were included in a court filing made yesterday by Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald, who is prosecuting Libby for perjury, obstruction of justice, and making false statements in connection with the probe into the leaking of CIA agent Valerie Plame’s identity. According to Fitzgerald’s filing, an excerpt of which you’ll find below, Libby, 55, testified in 2003 that he provided reporter Judith Miller with information from a classified National Intelligence Estimate after being told by Cheney that Bush “” him to “disclose certain information in the NIE.” Libby also testified that Cheney specifically directed him to speak to other reporters about information in the classified NIE (which addressed
Iraq‘s purported weapons of mass destruction programs) as well as a cable authored by Plame’s husband, former ambassador Joseph Wilson. The leaking of the classified material was apparently done in an effort to counter claims made by Wilson regarding the White House’s justification for invading Iraq. The Fitzgerald filing also notes that Libby told grand jurors that he , Cheney’s counsel, about the leak directive and that Addington told him “that Presidential authorization to publicly disclose a document amounted to a declassification of the document.”