Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Prosecutor Says Cheney May Be Called to Testify
MSNBC and ABC News are reporting that Vice President Cheney “may be called to testify” by Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald.
And folks, that’s under oath.
Oh my, we're now down to "state of mind." Call me a kook, but to Howling Latina, that's dangerous territory.
Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald suggested Cheney would be a logical government witness because he could authenticate notes he jotted on a July 6, 2003, New York Times opinion piece by a former U.S. ambassador critical of the Iraq war.
Fitzgerald said Cheney's "state of mind" is "directly relevant" to whether I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, the vice president's former top aide, lied to FBI agents and a federal grand jury about how he learned about CIA officer Valerie Plame's identity and what he subsequently told reporters.
It's been a well document fact that Fitzgerald's modus operandi is to work up the chain of command; and "truthiness" only buys you an indictment.
The way things are shaping up, forget last minute pardons like his father; look for Junior to pardon everyone right after the November elections.
Democrats take over the House and Senate; yeah, that would definitely make it less likely.