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Halliburton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:16 AM
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Miller Arrives to Testify in Leak Probe
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050930/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/c... ;_ylt=AiXi3cY27QwQhvjh3qCXsCoEtbAF;_ylu=X3oDMTBiMW04NW9mBHNlYwMlJVRPUCUl

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Freed after 85 days in a federal detention center, Miller arrived at about 8:30 a.m. at the federal courthouse to testify for Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald's investigation about her conversations in July 2003 with Vice President
Dick Cheney's chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby.

Miller said in a statement that her source identified by the Times as Libby had released her from her promise of confidentially.

She went to the grand jury area accompanied by her attorney Robert Bennett and others, including colleagues from the Times.
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If she lies, she should be sent to Saudi Arabia for further questioning.
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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:21 AM
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1. "sent to Saudi Arabia for further questioning." LOL!
That was unexpected. Good one. :evilgrin: :applause: :rofl:
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BlueEyedSon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:22 AM
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2. Hey is this gonna be on CSPAN????
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Halliburton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:23 AM
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3. i wish
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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:35 AM
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7. Except for the tagline, the story is real. Here's more:
"Until a few months ago, the White House maintained for nearly two years that Libby and presidential aide Karl Rove were not involved in leaking the identity of Valerie Plame, whose husband had publicly suggested that the Bush administration twisted intelligence in the runup to the war in Iraq.

The timing of the criticism by former Ambassador Joseph Wilson was devastating for the White House, which was already on the defensive because no weapons of mass destruction had been found in Iraq. The president's claims of such weapons were the main justification for going to war.

Libby met with Miller just two days after Wilson blasted the Bush administration in a Times op-ed piece.Time magazine reporter Matthew Cooper has testified recently that Rove and Libby had spoken to him about Wilson's wife that same week in July 2003 when Miller spoke to Libby.

In October 2003, with the criminal investigation gaining speed, White House spokesman Scott McClellan said of Rove and Libby: "Those individuals assured me they were not involved in this" leaking of Plame's identity.

Fitzgerald announced this morning that he's indicting the President and Vice President on conspiracy charges. Federal marshals detained both this morning."

As I said, except the tagline, it's all for real.

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AllyCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:47 AM
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14. Dangit, leveymg! I really, really wanted to believe that last bit...
...well, I'll have to settle for even more Repukes going to the slammer. Hope the parade continues until B/C are standing with no one around them. THAT would be telling, eh?
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ChowChowChow Donating Member (322 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:27 AM
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4. Go get her Fitzgerald
She needs to be in jail...The blood is on her hands of 2000 Americans killed, thousands maimed for life, hundreds of thousands of INNOCENT Iraqi's....She was the mouthpiece of LIES...and DISTORTIONS...that got these people killed...she used a major newspaper to spew the lies to knowingly push an illegal war..she is an accessory to a crime..SHE NEEDS TO BE PROSECUTED
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antonialee839 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:30 AM
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5.  Wasn't Judith previously released by Libby?
What is different now? Was this a new and more special type of release? I think Judith was getting tired of sitting in jail.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:33 AM
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6. she was not satisfied with that blanket WH release (neither was Cooper)
She wanted the release to be specific to her case (as did Cooper who got his release from Time (or was it newsweek?) much ealier-and thus testified earlier).
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Nickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:27 AM
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15. My take on it is like what happened with Cooper.
Rove's attorney said that anyone was free to talk about conversations that Rove had with reporters, blah blah blah. They never expected Cooper to actually take that at face value and got caught off guard when Cooper testified.

Miller, being one of the "family", understood that the blanket release was really just puffery and wanted someone to REALLY release her from her vow of silence. Now she has it, but what's the bottom line here? There has to be something more to the picture.
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peacetalksforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:51 AM
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8. All LIES. The LYING Administration.
The administration lied about yellow cake going from Niger to Iraq.
The administration lied about Libby and Rove not being involved.

How about a chronicle book - The White House of Lies - a list of all the lies of this administration?

When you read or say Libby - think or say Cheney. Does anyone think that Libby did or said anything with Miller or anyone else without orders from Cheney. Then, think team.

This is a group plot. Who wanted the war in Iraq? Libby or Cheney?

Be smart people. Cheney is the one who pulls Bush's strings. Rove takes orders from Cheney and props Bush up, as does Libby and Bolton or anyone else who is involved.

Rove, Libby, Bolton are go-fers for Cheney.

Cheney is your man - your source.

P.S. There is one thing that right wing HUD is not lying about - there are no poor black residents gong back in to New Orleans.

This was a cleansing in two well defined stinking ways - the stink of death that didn't have to be and the stink of wealthy politics.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:26 AM
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9. Freed N.Y. Times Reporter Appears In Court
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9535787 /

Freed N.Y. Times reporter appears in court
Judith Millers released from jail after deal with special prosecutor
Updated: 9:12 a.m. ET Sept. 30, 2005
WASHINGTON - New York Times reporter Judith Miller appeared for testimony before a federal grand jury Friday, throwing a spotlight once again on the White House role in the leak of a covert CIA officers identity.

Freed after 85 days in a federal detention center, Miller arrived at about 8:30 a.m. at the federal courthouse to testify for Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgeralds investigation about her conversations in July 2003 with Vice President Dick Cheneys chief of staff, I. Lewis Scooter Libby.

Miller said in a statement that her source identified by the Times as Libby had released her from her promise of confidentially.

MORE
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leftofcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:26 AM
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10. Got veggies, got dip, coke and beer and essential chocolates..........
start the show!

Left of Cool
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boston bean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:26 AM
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11. You sound like you're all prepared for the next "Hurricane"
I wish I was at home and could enjoy!
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msanthrope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:39 AM
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13. You forgot the Marker's Mark. I can't monitor all this w/o liquor. n/t
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Wilber_Stool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:26 AM
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12. Sure didn't waste any time.
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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:02 PM
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16. Is Scooter Falling On His Sword for KKKarl?
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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:39 PM
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17. I think Colin Powell is going to be the Key witness here!!!
He was there on AirForce One!!! where the document was passed around!!!
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renate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:52 PM
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18. dumb question....
When are we going to find out what she said?

We heard right away that Rove was Cooper's source, but I don't remember whether that was a leak or whether it was ever confirmed by anybody involved with his testimony. Also, are we assuming that Miller's source was Scooter?--Cheney?--or just Rove again....?

Inquiring minds want to know. I wish I knew more about the grand jury process.
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