Friday, October 21, 2005

Indictments coming

Well, I'm sitting on pins and needles waiting for the indictments to happen in the outing of Valerie Plame investigation. Here's something Dan Froomkin says in the Washington Post about it:

Serious Legal Jeopardy

David Johnston writes in the New York Times: "As he weighs whether to bring criminal charges in the C.I.A. leak case, Patrick J. Fitzgerald, the special counsel, is focusing on whether Karl Rove, the senior White House adviser, and I. Lewis Libby Jr., chief of staff for Vice President Dick Cheney, sought to conceal their actions and mislead prosecutors, lawyers involved in the case said Thursday.

"Among the charges that Mr. Fitzgerald is considering are perjury, obstruction of justice and false statement -- counts that suggest the prosecutor may believe the evidence presented in a 22-month grand jury inquiry shows that the two White House aides sought to cover up their actions, the lawyers said.

"Mr. Rove and Mr. Libby have been advised that they may be in serious legal jeopardy, the lawyers said."

And, Johnston writes: "Mr. Rove and Mr. Libby may not be the only people at risk. There may be others in the government who could be charged for violations of the disclosure law or of other statutes, like the espionage act, which makes it a crime to transmit classified information to people not authorized to receive it."

In contrast to the Times report, John D. McKinnon, Anne Marie Squeo and Joe agan of the Wall Street Journal sees signs that Fitzgerald "may be exploring whether to charge White House officials with leaking garden-variety classified information. . . .

"[L]awyers and others close to the case say he may be piecing together a case that White House officials conspired to leak various types of classified material in conversations with reporters -- including Ms. Plame's identity but also other secrets related to national security."

Sounds like treason to me. If this administration doesn't go down for this then I figure America is really done for. What they have done is so wrong on so many levels.

1 comment:

  1. Maybe I'm too cynical, but I'm not holding my breath.
    I'll be happy if Ronnie Earle just gets a conviction against Delay.


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