Congress Should Call Libby To Testify

Now that Scooter is a free man, I think the next step is obvious - he should be called to testify on the myriad of scandals that he was intimately involved with.

Technically he can invoke the 5th Amendment, but either Fitzgerald or Congress can grant him immunity - heck, he ain't going to jail anyway. Let him testify about what Cheney has done, especially with regard to Valerie Plame.

Will the President invoke Executive Privilege? Will Libby lie under oath (would not be a shock now would it)? Perhaps. But there are many questions to ask.

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    Are you surprised? (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by caramel on Mon Jul 02, 2007 at 06:20:59 PM EST
    It was obvious that Libby wasn't going to serve a minute of his prison sentence... When is America going to wake-up??

    He doesn't have to lie (5.00 / 1) (#3)
    by ding7777 on Mon Jul 02, 2007 at 06:43:37 PM EST
    He has faulty memory, correct?  

    Impeachment now (5.00 / 2) (#4)
    by Sailor on Mon Jul 02, 2007 at 06:52:13 PM EST
    And call libby as first witness.

    From the Front page of Dailykos (5.00 / 2) (#9)
    by Molly Bloom on Mon Jul 02, 2007 at 09:05:57 PM EST
    In the [Constitutional] convention George Mason argued that the President might use his pardoning power to "pardon crimes which were advised by himself" or, before indictment or conviction, "to stop inquiry and prevent detection." James Madison responded:
    [I]f the President be connected, in any suspicious manner, with any person, and there be grounds [to] believe he will shelter him, the House of Representatives can impeach him; they can remove him if found guilty...

    As for me, I think it screams (as Mark Slackmeyer said) Guilty, Guilty, Guilty!


    Great Pic (none / 0) (#10)
    by squeaky on Mon Jul 02, 2007 at 09:09:18 PM EST
    I still have a copy. Possibly a 1st edition. (none / 0) (#11)
    by Molly Bloom on Mon Jul 02, 2007 at 09:15:50 PM EST
    Wow! (none / 0) (#12)
    by squeaky on Mon Jul 02, 2007 at 09:23:26 PM EST
    Must be very beautiful.

    I hope so Sailor (none / 0) (#7)
    by ctrenta on Mon Jul 02, 2007 at 08:43:59 PM EST

    But trying to convince Big Tent Democrat impeachment's a good idea is like trying to teach a dog Chinese.

    Good luck!

    But I'm with you man.


    My greatest fear is that now nothing will happen (5.00 / 2) (#5)
    by Aaron on Mon Jul 02, 2007 at 07:17:08 PM EST
    There is no justice in America today, it's been tossed into the rubbish heap by George W. Bush, along with truth, fairness, openness and everything else America once stood for.

    "Scooter Libby is a traitor" (Ambassador Joe Wilson).

    I've been using the word traitor in reference to members of this administration for years now, I've been wondering when the rest of you were going to catch up and catch on.  :-(

    Wilson's accusation should be taken to its next logical conclusion and applied to the rest of the rogues and brigands who, if there was an ounce of justice left in this country, would rightly find themselves barricaded in the White House, holding off the federal marshals who will be sent to arrest them for high treason and crimes against the Republic.  The Secret Service agents who watched all of this happen, should surrender their arms and come out peaceably, they will not face prosecution.  

    Then these vermin, their eyes darting from side to side desperately searching for some avenue of escape, and finding none, can be taken into custody easily, because we know they don't have the guts to fight, when it's their asses on the line.  They will be taken into custody to await their public trials, trials which will be conducted out in the open under the blue sky on the Capitol Mall, and every US citizen shall receive a personal invitation printed on justice department letterhead, offering us all seats, and free refreshments courtesy of the government, while we watch them receive a fair trial, where they will be judged by a jury of their peers.

    One more time, for the record.

    George W. Bush, is a traitor!

    Dick Cheney, is a traitor!

    Condoleezza Rice, is a traitor!

    Karl Rove, is a traitor!




    For every American who died in Iraq, and those of us who will continue to live under the red white and blue, a standard which flies this day stained with blood and shame, I repeat the words of Lincoln, in the hopes of reminding us all of the cost of the Bush administration's betrayal,"...for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."

    Well, if Libby drops his appeal (none / 0) (#2)
    by magster on Mon Jul 02, 2007 at 06:41:47 PM EST
    he's not in jeopardy.

    But on the main point, subpoenaing Scooter is a great idea.

    "traitor" (none / 0) (#6)
    by diogenes on Mon Jul 02, 2007 at 08:01:40 PM EST
    If Libby is a traitor, then he presumably committed a crime greater than perjury.  There is nothing stopping Fitz from indicting him for such a crime (e.g. revealing the identity of a "covert" agent).  After all, Bush did not "pardon Libby for any and all crimes".

    So Big Tent.... (none / 0) (#8)
    by ctrenta on Mon Jul 02, 2007 at 08:50:01 PM EST

    Do you still think the 2008 election is going to save the day?

    After this, how much closer are you to supporting investigations into impeachment? What kind of event will it take for you to support it? Be specific.