Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Cheney Called As Defense Witness

This will give the insane left something to babble about over Christmas. Or is it Fitzmas? Cue Joe Wilson and Valerie Plame, shameless media whores.
Vice President Dick Cheney will be called as a defense witness in the CIA leak case, an attorney for Cheney's former chief of staff told a federal judge Tuesday.

"We're calling the vice president," attorney Ted Wells said in court. Wells represents defendant I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, who is charged with perjury and obstruction.

Early last week, Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald said he did not expect the White House to resist if Cheney or other administration officials are called to testify in Libby's trial, expected to begin in January.

Libby is accused of lying to investigators about what he told reporters regarding former CIA operative Valerie Plame. Plame's identity was leaked to reporters around the time that her husband, former ambassador Joseph Wilson, publicly criticized the Bush administration's prewar intelligence on Iraq.

Both Wilson and PLame have been thoroughly discredited in this affair, and we now know it was Richard Armitage who was the source for Robert Novak. Charges against Libby should have been dropped long ago, but I guess Fitzgerald needs to justify his existence. Now the drive-by media will hyperventilate over Cheney appearing in court. It's sure to be ugly.

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