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How High Will the Upcoming Oil Scandals Go?

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emptywheel
Back when I was reflecting on why Gayle Norton resigned her position as Interior Secretary, I thought she might be resigning just three steps ahead of the Abramoff investigations. She still might. But now I think it just as likely that she resigned just before the Inspector General started investigating how her Interior Department gave away our country's wealth to the oil companies. The Justice Department is investigating whether the director

A Discussion of How Stupid the AP and WSJ Are

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emptywheel
Apologies for the all-Plame all-the-time posting. I'm working on a big post, but meanwhile pow wow has alerted me to late-game stupidity--or complicity--on the part of the AP and the WSJ. In last-ditch effort to discredit the investigation forestall the civil trial make waves, they are asking a judge to unseal the subpoenas and the appeals court decision that forced Cooper and Judy to testify.

A Really Good Reason to Call Dick

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emptywheel
Folks, I think we've been missing a really obvious reason why Libby's team would want to call Dick (in addition to the wildarsed speculation I made here). One of the most important witnesses against Libby will be Cathie Martin. She will testify:Sometime not long before July 8, she told Libby that Plame worked at the CIAShe witnessed Libby's conversation with Matt Cooper on July 12 and (presumably) heard him make none of
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