The Fifth Horseman: More Treasongate News

Saturday, October 22, 2005


More Treasongate News

It has not been a good week for the Chickenhawk Brigade. No siree, it hasn't. Their biggest problem?

The Plame Leak Scandal.

In the past week, Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald has shifted his focus to include not only Karl Rove and Scooter Libby, but Dick Cheney, and his possible role in a deliberate leak of Plame's name. And, it seems that Fitzgerald has uncovered some interesting information... From the Washington Post:
One former CIA official told prosecutors early in the probe about efforts by Cheney's office and his allies at the National Security Council to obtain information about Wilson's trip as long as two months before Plame was unmasked in July 2003, according to a person familiar with the account.

The same article continues on:
Lawyers in the case said Fitzgerald has focused extensively on whether behind-the-scenes efforts by the vice president's aides and other senior Bush aides were part of a criminal campaign to punish Wilson in part by unmasking his wife.

Additionally, there are have been some rumblings that an indictment, or several indictments, could be on the way from Fitzgerald. From the Wall Street Journal:
...lawyers and others close to the case say [Fitzgerald] may be piecing together a case that White House officials conspired to leak various types of classified material in conversations with reporters -- including Ms. Plame's identity but also other secrets related to national security.

An indictment on the way, they say? Maybe Fitzgerald will post it on his new website.

We can only hope.

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