11/17/2005

Daily Kos: Fitzgerald To Present Evidence to a New Grand Jury

Fitzgerald To Present Evidence to a New Grand Jury
by mitch2k2 [Subscribe]
Thu Nov 17, 2005 at 11:38:16 AM CST

Looked around and didn't see this info in the recent diaries, but according today's edition of the Note:

Bloomberg's Keil and Jensen write that Woodward's disclosure adds an unexpected new element to the Libby indictment "without greatly altering the substance of the case." LINK

While the Woodward disclosure may muddy the Libby prosecution, the Wall Street Journal's Squeo and McKinnon report that the White House must now "brace itself" for the possibility that Fitzgerald's probe, "far from winding down, may have just gotten a second wind."

Prosecutors deposed Woodward in anticipation of presenting that evidence to a new grand jury, according to a person familiar with the situation. And that is exclusive new news, courtesy of Dow Jones.

That is a scoop.

Push has come to shove. God willing, Patrick Fitzgerald will see this thing through, will not let this die. America itself is at stake here. You can tell from the growing rage spewing from the White House that the hoods understand this as well.

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Update [2005-11-17 12:58:26 by mitch2k2]:: Tracked down a link to the WSJ piece that has this item. Subscribers only, though. But here's the relevant grafs:

Mr. Wilson, Ms. Plame's husband, publicly criticized the administration on July 6, 2003, for twisting intelligence to justify the war in Iraq. The disclosure of his wife's identity soon thereafter in a column by Robert Novak prompted the investigation. Intentionally disclosing the identity of a covert agent can be a crime under a 1982 law.

Mr. Card's possible involvement in the investigation -- perhaps as an innocent witness -- is bad news for the White House, which has been working assiduously to change the subject from the leak investigation to policy issues and to Mr. Bush's trip to Asia.

The White House now must brace itself for the possibility that Mr. Fitzgerald's probe, far from winding down, may have just gotten a second wind. Prosecutors deposed Mr. Woodward in anticipation of presenting that evidence to a new grand jury, according to a person familiar with the situation. The one that indicted Mr. Libby expired on Oct. 28. That could require that Mr. Card and the unnamed official be called to testify about their conversations with Mr. Woodward. A White House spokeswoman declined to comment.

Daily Kos: Fitzgerald To Present Evidence to a New Grand Jury

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