Saturday, January 21, 2006

Libby's Lawyers Want to Subpoena Reporters - Yahoo! News

Libby's Lawyers Want to Subpoena Reporters - Yahoo! News: "Lawyers for a former top aide to Vice President
Dick Cheney told a federal judge Friday they want to subpoena journalists and news organizations for documents they may have related to the leak of a
CIA operative's name.

In a joint filing with prosecutors, lawyers for I. Lewis 'Scooter' Libby, 55, warned U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton that a trial likely will be delayed because of their strategy to seek more subpoenas of reporters' notes and other records.

Libby was indicted last year on charges that he lied to
FBI agents and a federal grand jury about how he learned CIA operative
Valerie Plame's identity and when he subsequently told reporters.

Plame's identity was revealed in July 2003 by columnist Robert Novak after her husband, former U.S. Ambassador Joseph Wilson, accused the Bush administration of twisting intelligence about
Iraq's efforts to buy uranium 'yellowcake' in Niger. The year before, the CIA had sent Wilson to Africa to determine the accuracy of the uranium reports; he concluded they were untrue."

Libby's lawyers are a bunch of whores who will twist the 1st amendment anyway that might benefit their clients clause. Sort of like the entire administration. Clinton got his for free. I can't support a government of pimps. The Dems need to stand up and call them on this.


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