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Fitzgerald Eyes Plame-Niger Conspiracy - By Jason Leopold
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Fitzgerald Eyes Plame-Niger Conspiracy
Submitted by davidswanson on Mon, 2006-01-23 12:19. Media
Prosecutor Probing Niger Forgeries, Possible Conspiracy in CIA Leak
By Jason Leopold, t r u t h o u t |

"There was a discussion about what to do about Mr. Wilson," the current State Department official said. "There was a decision to leak a story to the press - I think a few journalists - about the Wilson trip, that it was a non-issue because his wife set it up for him."

Over the past few months, Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has been questioning witnesses in the CIA leak case about the origins of the disputed Niger documents referenced in President Bush's January 2003 State of the Union address, according to several current and former State Department officials who have testified in the case.

The State Department officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because some of the information they discussed is still classified, indicated that the White House had substantial motive for revealing undercover CIA operative Valerie Plame's identity to reporters.

They said the questions Fitzgerald asked them about the Niger documents suggested to them that the special prosecutor was putting together a timeline. They said they believe Fitzgerald wants to show the grand jury how some people in the Bush administration may have conspired to retaliate against former Ambassador Joseph Wilson, an outspoken critic of the administration's pre-war Iraq intelligence.

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  -Fitzgerald Eyes Plame-Niger Conspiracy - By Jason Leopold kpete  Jan-23-06 11:30 AM   #0 
  - K&R!  Beetwasher   Jan-23-06 11:31 AM   #1 
  - The Tsunami is coming  savemefromdumbya   Jan-23-06 11:36 AM   #2 
  - Go Fitz!!!!!!!  CountAllVotes   Jan-23-06 11:39 AM   #3 
  - Spitzer/Fitzgerald 2008  Joanne98   Jan-23-06 11:51 AM   #4 
  - Now THAT would be a ticket!  foreverdem   Jan-23-06 12:32 PM   #18 
  - That would just get them assassinated, I'm afraid. nt  thereismore   Jan-24-06 10:15 AM   #68 
  - Hell yeah.  Dr_eldritch   Jan-23-06 05:14 PM   #44 
  - what would happen if he got "hit"?  toymachines   Jan-23-06 11:08 PM   #57 
  - definitly kick this baby for a while!  Imagevision   Jan-24-06 01:04 AM   #62 
  - OMG  gristy   Jan-24-06 01:03 AM   #61 
  - Ready the fan and stand back... K & R  ClayZ   Jan-23-06 11:57 AM   #5 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-23-06 12:00 PM   #6 
  - Erm...  WilliamPitt   Jan-23-06 12:10 PM   #8 
  - I saw it -- what's the point of not posting the truthout link  RazzleDazzle   Jan-23-06 12:22 PM   #10 
     - chill out  Stephanie   Jan-23-06 12:31 PM   #16 
     - Decaf, my friend.  WilliamPitt   Jan-23-06 01:36 PM   #30 
  - Thanks so much, kpete.  democrank   Jan-23-06 12:20 PM   #9 
  - Me too  FreedomAngel82   Jan-23-06 12:34 PM   #20 
  - Wow.  Just Me   Jan-23-06 12:23 PM   #12 
  - Double Wow.  Laurab   Jan-23-06 12:35 PM   #21 
     - Triple Wow n/t  H2O Man   Jan-23-06 01:05 PM   #27 
     - Kicked-recommended!!  Imagevision   Jan-23-06 04:15 PM   #41 
  - So sorry  kpete   Jan-23-06 12:29 PM   #15 
  - Holy shit kpete - you messed up after about a brazillion posts  stop the bleeding   Jan-23-06 02:07 PM   #32 
  - This will have to be your last apology -  Usrename   Jan-23-06 02:42 PM   #34 
  - I will try to NEVER APOLOGIZE AGAIN...  kpete   Jan-23-06 05:06 PM   #43 
  - great post! Thank you. I'll bet that guy is a LOVABLE old fart!  blossomstar   Jan-23-06 03:59 PM   #40 
  - You're a class act kpete. Thanks for all you do to keep us informed! n/t  bear425   Jan-23-06 05:28 PM   #46 
     - One of the DUers  H2O Man   Jan-23-06 07:36 PM   #54 
  - LOL!  cat_girl25   Jan-23-06 12:36 PM   #22 
  - I hope so...  lovuian   Jan-23-06 12:01 PM   #7 
  - Yes! Fitz working to nail WHIG!  robertpaulsen   Jan-23-06 12:23 PM   #11 
  - We're standing on one leg waiting.  shraby   Jan-23-06 12:28 PM   #14 
     - Definitely. Look how Leopold BURNS Rove.  robertpaulsen   Jan-23-06 12:43 PM   #24 
        - Hadley and the State Department????  stop the bleeding   Jan-23-06 02:30 PM   #33 
        - Bolton's deputy was David Wurmser.  robertpaulsen   Jan-23-06 05:03 PM   #42 
           - Allow Me To Begin  Me.   Jan-23-06 06:44 PM   #51 
        - "Clearly, it was meant purely and simply for revenge." Disinformation?  Peace Patriot   Jan-23-06 08:27 PM   #55 
  - I hope Fistzgerald takes the gloves off soon.  Twist_U_Up   Jan-23-06 12:24 PM   #13 
  - YES!!!!  foreverdem   Jan-23-06 12:31 PM   #17 
  - I appreciate careful, thorough case prep, but we really could use an  leveymg   Jan-23-06 12:48 PM   #25 
     - Our anxiety is based in reality.  Just Me   Jan-23-06 01:18 PM   #28 
        - The danger of miscalculation in a crisis is real. So, indict, already!  leveymg   Jan-23-06 01:32 PM   #29 
  - Beautiful, I hope Rove gives a couple of more speeches first  Nimrod2005   Jan-23-06 12:33 PM   #19 
  - Rove has put on a lot of weight lately...  kohodog   Jan-23-06 07:34 PM   #53 
  - Can we trust these 'leaks'?  MadJohnShaft   Jan-23-06 12:36 PM   #23 
  - Looks like Leopold spoke to former and current State Dept staff. State  Garbo 2004   Jan-23-06 03:49 PM   #39 
  - establishing motive....connecting the dots....  Supersedeas   Jan-23-06 01:05 PM   #26 
  - Hahahaha. K&R  Marie26   Jan-23-06 01:40 PM   #31 
  - Fitzgerald would make an excellant attorney general!  Imagevision   Jan-23-06 02:46 PM   #35 
  - Yep. n/t  H2O Man   Jan-23-06 02:52 PM   #36 
     - Would Like It Too  Me.   Jan-23-06 03:26 PM   #38 
  - Thanks for the post. I love creeping disaster for Republicans & their ilk.  TacticalPeek   Jan-23-06 03:08 PM   #37 
  - you have to admit  johnnydrama   Jan-23-06 05:36 PM   #47 
  - I hope he finds the goods to indict Rove & Cheney  Imagevision   Jan-23-06 05:19 PM   #45 
  - When is this grand jury due to end?  greiner3   Jan-23-06 05:41 PM   #48 
  - I believe Rove and Cheney will be exposed  Imagevision   Jan-23-06 05:50 PM   #49 
  - Great post kpete!!  shaniqua6392   Jan-23-06 06:35 PM   #50 
  - I just hope this story is accurate  Loge23   Jan-23-06 06:48 PM   #52 
  - It's all about the forgeries, the Yellow Cake Fakes.  David Zephyr   Jan-23-06 08:36 PM   #56 
  - The "Revenge" meme is disinfo,  yodermon   Jan-23-06 11:44 PM   #58 
  - I hate to rain on this parade, but...  Seabiscuit   Jan-24-06 12:03 AM   #59 
  - This is not Nixon's White House  JulieRB   Jan-24-06 12:46 AM   #60 
     - we are not dealing with a Democratic congress  Warren Stupidity   Jan-24-06 06:27 AM   #63 
        - My point is, though  JulieRB   Jan-24-06 10:42 AM   #69 
           - I don't see any disagreement on any of these points.  Seabiscuit   Jan-25-06 01:20 PM   #71 
  - Believe it when I see it. This has been speculated before. n/t  RSchewe   Jan-24-06 06:31 AM   #64 
  - When the walls...come tumbling down!!!!!  rd_kent   Jan-24-06 09:27 AM   #65 
  - What I never understood  Duncan   Jan-24-06 09:31 AM   #66 
  - here is an interesting theory by peace patriot on this  stop the bleeding   Jan-24-06 03:46 PM   #70 
  - If this is true, THANK YOU MR. FITZGERALD. I love you. nt  thereismore   Jan-24-06 10:14 AM   #67 

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