It's Off To The Races In The Libby Case

Friday, March 10, 2006
According to the AP, Judge Walton has ordered the CIA to provide Libby's defense team the PDB's . If this report is correct, the order is broader than many of us expected. Stay tuned.

5 comments:

Seneca the Younger said...

Hmmm.
"In seeking CIA input late last month, Walton appeared to have been trying to broker a compromise between defense attorneys and prosecutors to avoid a lengthy court battle with the Bush administration over the briefing material."
Interesting the AP casts it as a battle with the Bush Administration.

CF said...

The CIA and the President do have a say in whether the pdbs will be released.

Rick Ballard said...

It would be rather extraordinary if the Executive agreed to the order. I would rather the case be tossed on the premise that Fitz was wrongfully appointed but I'd bet on dismissal on a number of different points before I would put a dime on a trial.

Seneca the Younger said...

Sure, Clarice, but what would the effect have been if the bolded words were left out?

"In seeking CIA input late last month, Walton appeared to have been trying to broker a compromise between defense attorneys and prosecutors to avoid a lengthy court battle over the briefing material."

I dunno. Maybe it's innocent.

CF said...

The judge has delayed deciding on Libby's right to discovery on what the govt has on Plame's "classification" and harm to national security--which Fitz has said is not relevant. I hope the Judge says that if Fitz doesn't turn it over he cannot make any reference to it at trial.