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In the midst of all the commotion about the Washington Post employing an incompetent ombudsman, and Senator Kerry joining the discussion in our little neighborhood, the latest Treasongate news slipped under the radar

Plameoholics are invited to glance thru the knot hole

Scooter Libby was in Court Friday, and apparently Patrick Fitzgerald was there too

the NY Times has an article that reports on Libby's efforts to stall:

In legal papers filed in federal court, the lawyers for Mr. Cheney's former aide, I. Lewis Libby Jr., did not identify the reporters or news organizations that they intended to subpoena nor did the lawyers identify what kind of information might be sought.

But the lawyers told the federal district judge, Reggie B. Walton, in the filing that Mr. Libby's trial could be delayed by the effort to gather more information from journalists who could be expected to resist the subpoenas. No trial date has been set

ReddHead at firedoglake has excellent analysis, and links to more information

here's a sample

This sort of dispute is not uncommon, and often serves as a means of stalling the trial schedule because defense counsel uses a lack of discovery in some area as a rationale for argument to the judge that a trial cannot proceed.

I kinda wonder how Karl Rove is gonna sell the repuglican party as being superior on the national security issue while scooter libby is telling a judge that everybody in the bush administration was talking to news reporters about Valeri Plame

and does scooter know that his defense is doing the work for Patrick Fitzgeral

if you need more, pollyusa posted an excellent Plame Diary on thursday

Originally posted to knowthings on Sat Jan 21, 2006 at 02:48 PM PST.

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Comment Preferences

  •  The Biggest Issue Today is Alito (4.00)
    Everything else is affected by this nomination.

    If I had a rocket launcher
    Some sonofabitch would die.
    - Bruce Cockburn

    by The Baculum King on Sat Jan 21, 2006 at 02:51:23 PM PST

    •  I knew I would forget something (4.00)
      we're democrats (most of us anyway) who would expect us to agree

      I don't belong to an organized party, I'm a Demacrat

      •  That's Been Our Big Mistake (none)
        The fucking "big tent" strategy is nonsense. Cramming widely disparate interests together always leads to discord.

        For my (futile) Candidacy in Tn-07 against the odious Marsha Blackburn will attempt the "big camporee" model, where everybody stays in their own damned tent unless they want to visit around. I expect to appeal to gay people and hunters and truckers and old-fashioned Patriots without forcing them to hang out and drink coffee together...

        If I had a rocket launcher
        Some sonofabitch would die.
        - Bruce Cockburn

        by The Baculum King on Sat Jan 21, 2006 at 03:03:48 PM PST

        [ Parent ]

        •  So you advocate the little tent? (none)

          -4.63,-3.54 If the people will lead the leaders will follow

          by calebfaux on Sat Jan 21, 2006 at 03:06:58 PM PST

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          •  LOTS of Little Tents (none)
            With such common ground between them as can be arranged.

            I am not a politician and have no desire or intent to become one, I just can't countenance Blackburn running unopposed again. If the necessary nine miracles align and I actually get elected I will represent this District the best I can.

            I am self-limiting donations to $500/200, depending on if the Donor is a Registered Voter in this District or not. If elected, I will not accept any campaign donations in 2007, because I won't be running for anything in 2007.

            My campaign will be a website and efforts to get folks to visit it. I'm not kissing babies or making speeches or begging for money. I seek only to offer the voters an alternative and let them know it's available.

            I honestly don't much want the job.

            If I had a rocket launcher
            Some sonofabitch would die.
            - Bruce Cockburn

            by The Baculum King on Sat Jan 21, 2006 at 03:13:11 PM PST

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          •  Maybe a pup tent? (none)

            "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe." - Albert Einstein

            by A Patriot on Sat Jan 21, 2006 at 03:14:37 PM PST

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  •  the defense is undoubtedly (none)
    going to go for a dismissal basedon being unable to get confidential information. ironic, yes?

    Treason's Greetings from Karl Rove and Scooter Libby: Merry Fitzmas and Happy New Smear

    by seesdifferent on Sat Jan 21, 2006 at 03:12:54 PM PST

  •  If they can (none)
    delay the trial until the 06 elections are past they will.  I am not by nature an optimist but in this case my money's on Fitz and a D.C. judge.

    "He that sees but does not bear witness, be accursed" Book of Jubilees

    by Lying eyes on Sat Jan 21, 2006 at 04:25:28 PM PST

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