Lewis Libby and the Valerie Plame Investigation
Posted on Sat Jul 09, 2005 at 12:40:24 PM EST
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Further research is indicating to me that Dick Cheney's chief of staff, Lewis Libby, is one of those special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald has in his cross-hairs. Whether he will get him, or whether there's anything to get, remains unknown. I also now believe that Matt Cooper's second source (Libby being the first) is Karl Rove. But...is it possible that Fitzgerald wants Cooper to tell what he and Rove talked about not to get Rove, but because that conversation may make a case against Libby and possibly others? Or, does he want Rove as well?
I've accumulated another few dozen documents off of Lexis and I don't have the space on a blog to go through all of them. So I will list some that I haven't seen discussed much either in MSM or on the blogs I've read. These are just more dots and I'm not done trying to connect them. Also, my goal is to figure out where Fitzgerald is headed from publicly available information. I'm not an investigative reporter. My focus is on the legal issues and possible criminality involved - not on national security issues.
1. First up is the transcript (25 pages, pdf) of a Democratic Policy Committee Hearing held on October 24, 2003, presided over by then Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle, on the national security implications of the leak of Valerie Plame's identity. The chief witnesses were Jim Marcinkowski, Former CIA Case Officer; Larry Johnson,Former CIA Analyst; and Vince Cannistraro,Former Chief of Operations and Analysis, CIA Counterterrorism Center.
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