Saturday, February 25, 2006

White House 'Discovers’ 250 Emails Related to Plame Leak

Libby's legal team has been trying like hell to derail this investigation, but at every step Fitzgerald keeps coming out on top. Libby's team keeps trying to subpoena information relevent to the leaking, but he hasn't been charged with leaking. He's been charged with lying, and Fitz has his balls nailed to the wall on that point.

This latest news definitely is not making Libby's life any better, and seems likely to now put considerable heat on his old boss. I wonder if the Whitehouse hasn't just decided to unload Cheney after the shooting scandal and everything else.

The White House turned over last week 250 pages of emails from Vice President Dick Cheney’s office. Senior aides had sent the emails in the spring of 2003 related to the leak of covert CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson, Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald revealed during a federal court hearing Friday.

The emails are said to be explosive, and may prove that Cheney played an active role in the effort to discredit Plame Wilson’s husband, former Ambassador Joseph Wilson, a vocal critic of the Bush administration’s prewar Iraq intelligence, sources close to the investigation said.

Sources close to the probe said the White House “discovered” the emails two weeks ago and turned them over to Fitzgerald last week. The sources added that the emails could prove that Cheney lied to FBI investigators when he was interviewed about the leak in early 2004. Cheney said that he was unaware of any effort to discredit Wilson or unmask his wife’s undercover status to reporters.


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