How Fitzgerald Might Expose the Niger Forgery Scandal through His Plame Investigation

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emptywheel
I've said on multiple occasions that I don't think Fitzgerald has evidence yet from the Plame investigation pertaining to the Niger forgeries. I've said that Fitzgerald needed to flip Bolton and not just Judy to get to the Niger forgeries. But I think I was wrong. I think Fitzgerald may be able to get to the Niger forgery scandal too.

Sweet Judy Blew Lies

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emptywheel
By now you've all heard that Judy discovered some forgotten notes from June 2003. It seems she and Fitzgerald are going to have a lot to talk about the next time they get together. It's looking increasingly likely that the outtamyarse…

Why Would Rove Testify Again?

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emptywheel
Just a quick update to suggest why Rove might be going before the jury again. As Lawrence O'Donnell says, this is a sure sign of desperation. What this means is Rove's lawyer, Bob Luskin, believes his client is defintely going to be indicted. Before I explain why Fitzgerald may be willing to waste his time listening to the great fabricator again, let's review some details. First, Luskin decided to take this desperate move in

Anatomy of a White House Smear, Redux

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emptywheel
A couple of months ago, I summarized the Plame Affair best as I could speculate. A lot of new information has come to light, so I decided to update that narrative. The Background--Niger Claims and Power Struggles I'll start with some background. There are two reasons why members of the Bush Administration were reckless enough to out a NOC out of petty revenge.

Seeing the (Aspen) Trees that Make Up the Forest

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emptywheel
I bypassed to the link to the Judy-Libby lawyer correspondance this early morning, thinking it'd be more boring lawyer letters. Silly me. Nothing has been boring in this Plame Affair. Thanks to pontificator for encouraging me to look further and providing the PDF link to the letters, which has been removed from the front page of the NYT (it's now two layers down attached to this story). Much has (rightly, IMO) been
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