Scooter Libby on the John Batchelor Show

 

Scooter Libby was interviewed by John Batchelor and Monica Crowley about his pardon. It appears that Jim Comey’s MO is consistent. He got AG John Ashcroft to recuse himself and appointed Patrick Fitzgerald to investigate the supposed unmasking of Valerie Plame.

The case was the ultimate nothingburger; Plame didn’t fit the statutory definition of an undercover agent. But they wanted to get Cheney. Fitzgerald soon found out that Richard Armitage, an opponent of the Iraq war, had leaked her name. But Libby was a more attractive target since he worked for Cheney. He got Libby convicted but key witness Judith Miller eventually realized that she had been deceived by the prosecution and Libby was innocent.

It’s a sordid tale. Fast-forward to Comey getting fired; he leaked classified information to get Mueller appointed to nail Trump. If the people vote against the wishes of the deep state (Prop 8, 2016 election), the vote will be annulled by hook or by crook (Comey and Mueller are excellent crooks).

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  1. Mike-K Member
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    I have also read that he offed Libby a deal if he would implicate Cheney. To call him a dirtbag would insult dirtbags.

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  2. Ralphie Inactive
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    That is something I could never understand why Bush let stand. It seems the clearest case of a pardon that I can remember for innocence. I do think Ford was right to pardon Nixon.

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  3. ST Inactive
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    Ralphie (View Comment):
    That is something I could never understand why Bush let stand.

    Same-same here.

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  4. Chuckles Thatcher
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    I’m glad you posted it – it was a good and informative interview.

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  5. Richard Easton Coolidge
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    Chuckles (View Comment):

    I’m glad you posted it – it was a good and informative interview.

    Thanks.  John’s a great interviewer – here’s my appearance on his show.

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  6. cdor Member
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    When I saw that pop up in my podcast downloads. I was very excited to see it. After listening yesterday I was once again reminded at what a scumbag Jim Comey is and how appalled I was that GW Bush didn’t fully pardon Libby. It was outrageous.

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  7. ToryWarWriter Thatcher
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    Comey is a part of the FBI which I have previously criticised and others have as well.  These people prosecuted Martha Stewart for no reason.  Never meet with the FBI without a lawyer present.  

    The FBI arent interested in the truth.  They are like the cops on the Wire.  They want to turn there red cases to black ones, and if that means some innocent person goes to jail to increase there clearance rate.  Then so be it.

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  8. Mike-K Member
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    It’s not just the FBI. 

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2018/04/10/dr-john-plunkett-rip-he-told-the-truth-about-bad-forensics-and-was-prosecuted-for-it/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.2e20f938f7fd

    This pathologist began to have doubts about “shaken baby syndrome” and testified for the defense in a case.

    He was ruined by the prosecutors.

    The acquittal was another landmark moment in the SBS story. Plunkett was now a threat to SBS cases all over the country. The office of Deschutes County, Ore., District Attorney Michael Dugan responded with something unprecedented — it criminally charged an expert witness over testimony he had given in court. One of the state’s experts also filed an ethics complaint against Stickney’s other expert witness.

    I spent years acting as an expert witness in med-mal and criminal cases.

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  9. The Reticulator Member
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    Mike-K (View Comment):

    It’s not just the FBI.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2018/04/10/dr-john-plunkett-rip-he-told-the-truth-about-bad-forensics-and-was-prosecuted-for-it/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.2e20f938f7fd

    This pathologist began to have doubts about “shaken baby syndrome” and testified for the defense in a case.

    He was ruined by the prosecutors.

    The acquittal was another landmark moment in the SBS story. Plunkett was now a threat to SBS cases all over the country. The office of Deschutes County, Ore., District Attorney Michael Dugan responded with something unprecedented — it criminally charged an expert witness over testimony he had given in court. One of the state’s experts also filed an ethics complaint against Stickney’s other expert witness.

    I spent years acting as an expert witness in med-mal and criminal cases.

    This (and all the other abuses) makes me wonder: Are there any good proposals for prosecutorial reform out there?

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