Monday, June 25, 2007


Media Matters from Nov. 2, 2005

Did decisions by news organizations influence 2004 presidential election?

During his October 28 press conference following the indictment of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby for perjury, obstruction of justice, and false statements, special counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald noted that, had witnesses testified "when the subpoenas were issued in August 2004," indictments would have come "in October 2004 instead of October 2005."

The Boston Post Nov. 1, 2005

The coverup worked

I would add that the obstruction of justice alleged in this case kept us from knowing material things about our leaders at the moment we were deciding whether to keep them in office. In more common speech, obstruction of justice is a coverup, and the coverup worked -- just as the Watergate coverup in 1972 kept facts from the public that would have guaranteed Richard Nixon's defeat.

Transcript of Fitzgerald News Conference on October 28, 2005
FITZGERALD: I would have wished nothing better that, when the subpoenas were issued in August 2004, witnesses testified then, and we would have been here in October 2004 instead of October 2005.

And John Kerry would be president now.

Libby is a scoundrel who deserves to be convicted for treason.

A pardon will only exacerbate the incendiary sense that the Republicans
stand for treachery and deceit.


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