The Proof Of Fitzgeralds Lies?


Now this is an interesting revelation:

There are eight blank pages in the public version of a decision the federal appeals court in Washington issued in February. The decision ordered two reporters to be jailed unless they agreed to testify before a grand jury investigating the disclosure of the identity of a C.I.A. operative, Valerie Wilson. What is in those pages is one of the enduring mysteries in the investigation.

In a filing yesterday, the special prosecutor in the case, Patrick J. Fitzgerald, told the court that he had no objection to the unsealing of parts of those pages, and he gave hints about what they say.

The pages, in a concurring opinion by Judge David S. Tatel of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, analyze secret submissions by Mr. Fitzgerald. Judge Tatel suggested, in a terse and cryptic public summary of what he wrote in the withheld pages, that testimony from the reporters, Judith Miller of The New York Times and Matthew Cooper of Time magazine, was needed to determine whether a government official committed a crime in identifying Ms. Wilson.

Mr. Cooper avoided jail after his source, Karl Rove, President Bush’s top political adviser, gave him permission to testify. Ms. Miller spent 85 days in jail before agreeing to testify after receiving permission from I. Lewis Libby Jr., who was Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff. Mr. Libby resigned after he was indicted in October on charges of obstructing the investigation and related crimes.

Yesterday’s filing, in response to a motion by Dow Jones & Company, the publisher of The Wall Street Journal, seemed at odds with Judge Tatel’s summary. It made clear that the case against at least Mr. Libby had for some time concerned obstruction of justice rather than the disclosure of Ms. Wilson’s identity.

Mr. Fitzgerald told the court yesterday that he did not object to the unsealing of the parts of Judge Tatel’s analysis concerning Mr. Libby because most of the facts in it had become public through the indictment and statements from grand jury witnesses.

Mr. Fitzgerald said he did object to unsealing other parts of the analysis. Theodore J. Boutrous Jr., a lawyer for Dow Jones, said, “We are hopeful we can persuade the court to release the rest.”

Floyd Abrams, who represented Ms. Miller and Mr. Cooper before the appeals court, said Mr. Fitzgerald’s filing was significant for the light it shed on the inquiry’s progress.

“The revelation,” Mr. Abrams said, “that Mr. Fitzgerald advised the court as early as the spring and fall of 2004 that his focus on Mr. Libby related not to potential threats to national security but to possible violations of perjury and related laws raises anew the question of whether the need for the testimony of Judy Miller and Matt Cooper was at all as critical as had been suggested.”

Now if I am reading this right it appears that there may now be proof of what many of us have suspected. Namely that ole’ Fitz may have lied to a Federal judge that he needed the testimony of Miller and Cooper to determine whether Libby had committed a crime by revealing Plame’s name. In actuality he was trying to prove perjury or obstruction of justice by Libby.

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If any of you knew ANYTHING about Mr. P. Fitzgerald is about you’d know he is a true public servant. Mr. Fitzgerald knows know bounds except honesty when in the pursuit of corruption in government. Just ask Richie big D Democrat Daley from Chicago if Mr. Fitzgerald is a hack. Mr. Fitzgerald is doing work in the state of Illinois that should have been done 5 decades ago to weed out political corruption and try to restore HONEST government of the people & by the people. In Illinois he’s gone after both the Dems & the Republicrats as George Death penalty legacy Ryan can attest. Make an honest arguement or shut up!

This is what happens when you watch Fox all the time you’re not listening to Rush, isn’t it? Be honest.

I didn’t notice how stupid your last quote was… no wonder I’m the only responder, everyone else thinks you’re jsut a pimple-faced yound Republican from Alabama and so ignores you… Oh shit, you are aren’t you… sigh.

Lemme see:
a. He said he was the first “KNOWN” official to leak the identity. Just ommitting words isn’t honest, and makes you look like a shill.
b. Who was leaked to when has nothing to do with perjury/obstruction. I’m not suprised Brit came up with someone to say that, but it’s obviously false, which you’d know if you researched the case instead of parroting talking points.