Bending the Third Rail
Because We Should, We Can, We Do
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Oh My
We have some new info coming out of the Libby trial. Prosecutors are making some very interesting claims that make you wonder why Cheney wasn't indicted:
– “Vice President Cheney himself directed Scooter Libby to essentially go around protocol and deal with the press and handle press himself…to try to beat back the criticism of administration critic Joe Wilson.”

– Cheney personally “wrote out for Scooter Libby what Libby should say in a conversation with Time magazine reporter Matt Cooper.”

– “Scooter Libby destroyed a note from Vice President Cheney about their conversations and about how Vice President Cheney wanted the Wilson matter handled.”


The prosecutors say the evidence will make it clear that VP Cheney asked the Director of the CIA George Tenet to take complete responsiblity for the mistake and to make it clear that the VP and the president were not involved...
Cheney behind the whole thing? Libby destroying evidence? It appears from this that Fitzgerald might be a bit timid in his charges. Can you imagine what would have happened if Clinton/Gore had done any of this?