Monthly Archives: January 2007

Another reporter contradicts Scooter

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Time magazine’s Matthew Cooper testified today that he first heard that Joe Wilson’s wife worked for the CIA from Karl Rove in July 2003; information that was confirmed by Libby shortly thereafter.

NBC’s Tim Russert most likely will not testify until next week.

Washington Post story is here.

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Judith Miller testifies at Libby trial

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Former New York Times reporter Judith Miller, who spent nearly three months in jail for refusing to name “Scooter” Libby as her source, testified at his trial today. Her testimony continues tomorrow, to be followed on the stand by Time magazine’s Matt Cooper.

Washington Post story here.

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Ari Fleischer testifies

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Former Bush White House press secretary Ari Fleischer testified today in the “Scooter Libby” trial. He is seen here being questioned by Assistant U.S. Attorney Peter Ziedenberg while Libby, second from right, and his attorneys look on.

Washington Post story here.

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Extradited Iraqi terror suspect arraigned

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Iraqi-born Wesam al Delaema was extradited from the Netherlands over the weekend and appeared in U.S. District court in DC this morning.  He is alleged to belong to a group calling themselves “Mujahideen from Fallujah”.

Washington Post story here.

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Cheney’s former press aid testifies

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Cathie Martin, former press aid to the Vice President, is seen here being questioned by Libby’s attorney, Ted Wells.

For the Washington Post story go here.

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Testimony turns to Tom Cruise (and Penelope Cruz too)

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Craig Schmall, the CIA employee who daily briefed the Vice-President and Lewis Libby, testified about notes he would write in the briefing book table of contents.  On June 14, 2003, the same day he made a notation about Joe Wilson and Valerie Wilson, Schmall also wrote: “Tom Cruise & Penelope Cruz at office”.  He testified that their visit was to express concerns about the treatment of Scientologists in Germany.

Washington Post story is here.

New York Times story here.

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The “meat grinder” defense

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In opening arguments to the jury today “Scooter” Libby’s lead attorney, Ted Wells, portrayed his client as a sacrificial lamb  “put through the meat grinder” by the White House in an attempt to protect Karl Rove.

The sketch shows Ted Wells addressing the jury while Libby and his wife look on.

Washington Post story here.

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Jury empanelled for Libby trial

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We can’t show the mostly white jury of nine women and three men, so here’s a drawing of Libby watching the selection process.

Washington Post story here.

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Former Rep. Ney has the book thrown at him

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Judge Ellen S. Huvelle sentenced former congressman Bob Ney to 30 months in jail -three more than the Justice Dept. had asked for- and $6000. in fines for accepting tens of thousands of dollars in trips and other perks from disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

Prior to sentencing the judge received letters from citizens, most of them from Ohio,  asking her to impose the maximum sentence. One read “throw the book at him. Throw two books…”

Washington Post story here.

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Voir dire for Libby trial inches along

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Despite Judge Walton’s best efforts, and a promise to stay late into the evening, empanelling a jury in the the Libby trial this week was not to be, and opening arguments, originally set for Monday will have to be moved to Tuesday, or even Wednesday of next week.

Washington Post story here.

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