Bending the Third Rail
Because We Should, We Can, We Do
Thursday, March 15, 2007
I find this interesting:
Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has turned down requests from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to testify on the Valerie Plame leak case. Fitzgerald said he did “not believe it would be appropriate for me to offer opinions…about the ultimate responsibility of senior White House officials for the disclosure of Ms. Wilson’s identity.”
Wonder if Waxman will subpoena him? I would have expected him to decline on a voluntary request as a matter of professional ethics. But I doubt he'd fight a subpoena. It's much easier to go if you're dragged there. And actually, I can think of no other person in the U.S. of A who is in a better position to offer his opinions about the whole Plame affair.

Update: More on Fitzgerald testifying:
"Fitzgerald said he was prohibited from discussing grand jury testimony and evidence that did not come out at Libby's trial, and he referred Waxman to the volumes of evidence made public during the monthlong trial."
That's true. Fitzgerald is not allowed to discuss grand jury testimony. And if he won't express an opinion, we're simply left with the trial transcript. BUT. Fitzgerald made sure to include a whole lot of leads, hints, and outright roadmap to the whole Cheney conspiracy that Waxman should be able to use. His referring to that transcript seems to scream, "HEY LOOK OVER HERE!"