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ralps Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-06-07 10:16 AM
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1. *** New Thread at Libby Live: Libby Grand Jury ...
Libby Live: Libby Grand Jury Testimony, Two
By: Swopa /
Jane and I had cab issues this morning, so we arrived at the courthouse with pre-jury jousting already underway. The arguments appear to be about whether David Sanger of the New York Times will be forced to testify as a defense witness. Stay tuned for clarifications as we get our mental bearings.

NOTES: (1) This is not an official transcript just a very loose paraphrase, at best so don't treat it as one. (2) My own notes will be in parentheses and/or italics. (3) I'll tell you the time at the end of each update; expect about 15-20 minutes before the next one. The hamsters that run the servers will appreciate it if you don't refresh excessively in the meantime. (4) I didn't write the book on the Valerie Plame outing but you should buy it, if you haven't already. If you're wondering who this "Swopa" character is, my previous writings on Plamemania can be found here.

Ted Wells, an attorney for Libby, just got up to respond to the attorney for Sanger. He claimed that Sanger's testimony is needed because the fact that Scooter didn't leak to Sanger about Plame on July 2, 2003, shows that he wouldn't have leaked to Judith Miller or anyone else. He also, somewhat apropos of nothing, chooses this moment to dispute the notion that Scooter and Judy "had a close personal relationship," suggesting that their June 23rd conversation was the first time they had ever met in person. Um, or maybe there was one prior occasion, but that's it.
Judge Walton is now talking about the First Amendment issues involved. It's 9:50. (P.S. He just ruled for the defense that Sanger must testify; I suppose there will be an appeal.)

The jury had been brought in, and they're resuming the replay of Libby's grand jury testimony in March.

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  -*** New Thread at Libby Trial: Motion Opens Door For No ralps  Feb-06-07 10:12 AM   #0 
  - *** New Thread at Libby Live: Libby Grand Jury ...  ralps   Feb-06-07 10:16 AM   #1 
  - Libby leaked to stooge republicon propagand-'journalists'  SpiralHawk   Feb-06-07 10:25 AM   #2 
  - Hi SpiralHawk  ralps   Feb-06-07 10:31 AM   #6 
  - ***10:06, 10:23  ralps   Feb-06-07 10:29 AM   #4 
  - ***10:42, 10:53  ralps   Feb-06-07 10:34 AM   #7 
  - Er?!  Cerridwen   Feb-06-07 11:07 AM   #19 
  - G'morning, ralps...  Cerridwen   Feb-06-07 10:25 AM   #3 
  - Hi Cerridwen, Thanks I'm on my 2nd mug of coffee & I'm watching the  ralps   Feb-06-07 10:31 AM   #5 
     - I'm not yet to the hearings..  Cerridwen   Feb-06-07 10:37 AM   #8 
        - Paul Bremmer gave his opening statement & now Stuart Bowen is giving his  ralps   Feb-06-07 10:40 AM   #10 
  - *** New Thread at Libby Live: Libby Grand Jury Testimony, Three  ralps   Feb-06-07 10:38 AM   #9 
  - ***continuing opening section  ralps   Feb-06-07 10:57 AM   #17 
  - ***11:36  ralps   Feb-06-07 11:12 AM   #20 
  - ***11:55  ralps   Feb-06-07 11:24 AM   #21 
  - ***12:13  ralps   Feb-06-07 12:08 PM   #24 
  - Good day!  H2O Man   Feb-06-07 10:41 AM   #11 
  - Good Morning H2O Man!  ralps   Feb-06-07 10:45 AM   #13 
  - Once again this should have been decided pretrial and included in a pretrial order by J. Walton...  Blackhatjack   Feb-06-07 10:41 AM   #12 
  - Hi Blackhatjack  ralps   Feb-06-07 10:50 AM   #14 
     - Thanks ralps -- for spreading the news  SpiralHawk   Feb-06-07 10:54 AM   #15 
        - Great photo!  H2O Man   Feb-06-07 10:55 AM   #16 
        - Cool photo!!!  ralps   Feb-06-07 10:58 AM   #18 
  - K&R Thank You Ralps! nt.  OnceUponTimeOnTheNet   Feb-06-07 11:27 AM   #22 
  - Hi OnceUponTimeOnTheNet, thanks  ralps   Feb-06-07 12:04 PM   #23 
  - *** New Thread at Libby Live: Libby Grand Jury Testimony,  ralps   Feb-06-07 12:56 PM   #25 
  - ***1:49  ralps   Feb-06-07 01:43 PM   #30 
  - ***2:07  ralps   Feb-06-07 02:03 PM   #31 
  - ***2:52  ralps   Feb-06-07 03:05 PM   #34 
  - rec 4  helderheid   Feb-06-07 12:57 PM   #26 
  - Hi helderheid, thanks  ralps   Feb-06-07 01:11 PM   #28 
  - To the greatest page with you!  JNelson6563   Feb-06-07 01:00 PM   #27 
  - Hi JNelson6563, thanks  ralps   Feb-06-07 01:12 PM   #29 
  - I enjoyed this throughly  Gelliebeans   Feb-06-07 02:54 PM   #32 
  - Hi Gelliebeans, you're welcome  ralps   Feb-06-07 03:00 PM   #33 
  - *** New Thread at Libby Live: Libby Grand Jury Testimony,  ralps   Feb-06-07 03:08 PM   #35 
     - ***3:21, 3:39  ralps   Feb-06-07 03:14 PM   #36 
     - ***4:02  ralps   Feb-06-07 03:42 PM   #37 
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