Aide to Cheney Is Indicted on 5 Counts in C.I.A. Leak Case
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: October 28, 2005
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vice presidential adviser I. Lewis "Scooter' Libby Jr. was indicted Friday on charges of obstruction of justice, making a false statement and perjury in the CIA leak case.
Doug Mills/The New York Times
I. Lewis Libby Jr., chief of staff to the vice president, riding to work this morning.
Karl Rove, President Bush's closest adviser, apparently escaped indictment Friday but remained under investigation, his legal status a looming political problem for the White House.
The indictments stem from a two-year investigation by special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald into whether Rove, Libby or any other administration officials knowingly revealed the identity of CIA agent Valerie Plame or lied about their involvement to investigators.
"Fitzgerald indited Libby. And, he did it because he believed that Libby lied to him."
Gollee, redlaq......the media says the Grand Jury indicted him.
Fitzgerald also says so.
So does the indictment, LOL.
Article I PERJURY BEFORE THE GRAND JURY
The President provided perjurious, false and misleading testimony to the Federal grand jury regarding:
1. the nature of his relationship with Monica Lewinsky;
2. prior perjurious, false and misleading testimony he gave in the Paula Jones civil rights case;
3. prior false and misleading statements he allowed his attorney, Bob Bennett, to make in the Paula Jones case;
4. his efforts to influence the testimony of witnesses and to impede the discovery of evidence in the Paula Jones case.
Article 2 PERJURY IN THE JONES CASE
The President provided perjurious, false and misleading testimony as part of the Paula Jones civil rights action brought before him:
1. in his sworn answers to written questions (affidavit), and
2. in his deposition.
Article 3 OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE
The President obstructed justice in an effort to delay, impede, cover up, and conceal the existence of evidence related to the Paula Jones civil rights case in the following cases:
1 December 17, 1997 -- President Clinton encouraged Monica Lewinsky to submit a false written statement (affidavit) to the court;
2. December 17, 1997 -- President Clinton encouraged Monica Lewinsky to give false testimony to the court;
3. December 28. 1997 -- President Clinton helped in a plan to hide the gifts Monica Lewinsky gave him;
4. December 7, 1997 - January 14, 1998 -- President Clinton intensified efforts and succeeded in getting Monica Lewinsky a job to prevent her truthful testimony;
5. January 17, 1998 -- In his deposition in the Paula Jones civil rights case, President Clinton allowed his attorney, Bob Bennett, to make false and misleading statements about Monica Lewinsky's affidavit;
6. January 18 and January 20-21, 1998 -President Clinton made false and misleading statements to Betty Currie, a potential witness, to influence her testimony in the Paula Jones civil case;
7. January 21, 23, and 26, 1998 -- President Clinton made false and misleading statements to Erskine Bowles, Bruce Lindsey, and Sidney Blumenthal, potential witnesses in the criminal case, to influence their testimony.
Article 4 ABUSE OF POWER
The President misused and abused his office and impaired the administration of justice.
1. The President made false and misleading public statements for the purpose of deceiving the people of the United States;
2. The President made false and misleading statements to members of the Cabinet and White House aides;
3. The President frivolously asserted executive privilege;
4. The President made perjurious, false and misleading statements to Congress (answers to 81 questions).
December 16, 1998: In a coordinated strike, U.S. and British forces attack Iraq in retaliation for its failure to cooperate with U.N. weapons inspectors. Because of the military action, House Republican leaders delay a planned impeachment debate and vote set to begin Thursday, December 17.
QUESTION: Mr. President, as you know, Senator Trent Lott and Dick Armey, the House majority leader, other Republicans are questioning the timing, suggesting that this was simply a diversionary tactic to avoid an impeachment vote on the House floor. What do you say to those critics?
CLINTON: That it's not true. That what I did was the right thing for the country. I don't think any serious person would believe that any president would do such a thing, and I don't believe any reasonably astute person in Washington would believe that Secretary Cohen and General Shelton and the whole rest of the national security team would participate in such an action
December 17, 1998: Republicans reschedule the impeachment debate for December 18 over Democratic objections. Republican Speaker-elect Bob Livingston is forced to admit his own marital indiscretions, but says unlike President Clinton, they were not with a staff member and he was never asked to testify under oath about them.
December 18, 1998: The House of Representatives engages in a fierce, daylong debate whether to impeach President Clinton. A CNN survey suggests there are enough votes to approve one or more articles of impeachment.
December 19, 1998: After 13 1/2 hours of debate over two days, the House of Representatives approves two articles of impeachment, charging President Clinton with lying under oath to a federal grand jury and obstructing justice. Clinton vows to fill out his term and appeals for a bipartisan compromise in the Senate.
Amazing how five lines sent everyone into rants. After all, the observation was solely that both Clinton and Libby were caught for obstruction and perjury. All everyone has done is simply demonstrate that the position taken by partisans is always the same.
No one disproved this. Rather, they simply tried to prove their man's innocence, or mistreatment, which simply reinforced and supported the point I made.
One poster is upset because of press coverage or lack of it. However, what he did not do is demonstrate that the press indited Libby - which obviously did not happen, rendering the long diatribe about the press irrelevant. Fitzgerald indited Libby. And, he did it because he believed that Libby lied to him.
Now you may believe that Fitzgerald, appointed by the Republican's is a left winger in right wing clothes, but I suspect you'll find that that is simply the same tactic used by the Democrats to try to discredit the prosecutor in Clinton's case.
Like I said, the more things change, the more they remain the same.
Republicans, just as Democrats did with Clinton, will try to console themselves with the thought that they got Libby on the technicalities - not the main point. And some, like Steve, will try to discredit the prosecutor, just like the Democrats did. The more things change - the more they remain the same.
Cheney Adviser Resigns After Indictment
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Oct 28, 1:11 PM (ET)
By JOHN SOLOMON and PETE YOST
WASHINGTON (AP) - Vice presidential adviser I. Lewis "Scooter' Libby Jr. resigned Friday after being charged with obstruction of justice, making a false statement and perjury in the CIA leak investigation, a politically charged case that could throw a spotlight on President Bush's push to war.
Karl Rove, Bush's closest adviser, escaped indictment Friday but remained under investigation, his legal status a looming political problem for the White House.