9/30/2005

firedoglake:Plame trial kick into gear around the 2006 elections.

It seems the pundits rumor that the GOP will have time to defuse the multiple indictements it is getting are not really true. After indictement there is more... -- law

firedoglake tells us:
...Traitorgate threatens to take down the Rethugs in more than one way. Remember, this Congress would not impeach George Bush for on-air pedophilia and cannibalism. But as prosecutor Reddhedd explains, the timing of the trials will be key:

All of that to say that it could be anywhere from three months to three years, with the most likely time frame being a year to a year and a half for trials to begin. Depends on the jurisdiction, the number of indictments -- because clearly if there are several indictments, all to be heard in the same jurisdiction, scheduling will become problematic in a short time frame -- and a lot of other factors, but that tends to be the calculation for most trials....

For this case, I'm certain the judge will have some open space considering the national security and political ramifications of a trial on all of these issues.

Assuming Fitzgerald hands down his indictments in the next few weeks (he's long said Judy's testimony was the thing he lacked), it means -- the trials kick into gear right around the time of the 2006 elections.

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