Ari Fleischer Immunized in Libby Trial

Empty Wheel is live-blogging part two of Ted Wells' opening statement.

Finally, some news of who got immunity to testify against Libby: Ari Fleischer, for one. Wells told the jury:

When the FBI wanted to talk to Ari, he pled the fifth, refused to testify unless he was immunized. After being immunized he said he had this conversation with Libby.

Here is some TalkLeft background on Ari's involvement in the case, and why he is such a harmful witness to Libby.

Update: Marcy reports (link above) Wells tells the jury Ari leaked to NBC reporter David Gregory.

Ari dislcoses to David Gregory on July 11 that Ambassador Wilson's wife worked at the CIA.

< 8th New York Inmate in 13 Mos. Freed by DNA | Election Integrity Bill Introduced in Congress >
  • The Online Magazine with Liberal coverage of crime-related political and injustice news

  • Contribute To TalkLeft

  • Display: Sort:
    What Happened to the Comments? (none / 0) (#1)
    by john horse on Wed Jan 24, 2007 at 10:51:41 PM EST
    All the comments got deleted?  Whats up?

    No Comments Deleted on This Thread (none / 0) (#2)
    by Jeralyn on Thu Jan 25, 2007 at 02:03:44 AM EST
    Are you sure you arent' talking about comments on another Ari Fleischer thread, there are several.  Maybe ou posted there.

    This is good (none / 0) (#3)
    by squeaky on Sat Jan 27, 2007 at 12:39:36 PM EST
    Turns out Fleischer saw a story in the Washington Post suggesting that anyone who revealed Valerie Plame's identity might be subject to the death penalty. And he freaked.


    Maybe that is what happened to Armitage as well.