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Cheney to be defense witness in CIA case

Discussion in '2006 Archive' started by Rufus_1611, Dec 19, 2006.

  1. Rufus_1611

    Rufus_1611 New Member

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    Cheney to be defense witness in CIA case

    WASHINGTON - 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....​
     
  2. Daisy

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    My first reaction was that that should be interesting, but, on further consideration, my bet is that he'll stonewall on anything contrary to his talking points.
     
  3. Bro. Curtis

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    Nothing like having an open mind, eh ?
     
  4. Terry_Herrington

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    Too bad Cheney isn't the defendent in the case! :laugh:
     
  5. hillclimber1

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    Nothing to it......just going through the motions. Another democrat dirty trick.
     
  6. Daisy

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    Having an open mind does not mean having no opinion, does it? It's not as though I have condemned him in advance - or at all, for that matter.

    Do you think there will be stunning revelations during his testimony?

    How so? The Special Prosecutor was appointed by a Republican president and Cheney, a Republican, is testifying for the defense, also a Republican.
     
  7. hillclimber1

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    Gosh, even the Republicans are against the Republicans:) :)
     
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