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Cheney Will Testify in Plamegate

Posted on Dec 19, 2006

“Scooter” Libby’s defense team said it intends to call Vice President Dick Cheney to testify on its behalf in the high-profile perjury trial that resulted from an investigation into the leaking of Valerie Plame’s identity. The vice president’s spokeswoman indicated that he would comply with the request: “We’ve cooperated fully in this matter and will continue to do so in fairness to the parties involved.”

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WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 - Vice President Dick Cheney will be summoned as a defense witness in the perjury and obstruction of justice trial of his former chief of staff, I. Lewis Libby Jr., which is scheduled to begin next month, a defense lawyer said today.

The decision was announced at a hearing in federal district court by Theodore Wells, a lawyer for Mr. Libby. “We’re calling the Vice President,” Mr. Wells said.

Mr. Cheney has been a looming presence in the C.I.A. leak case from the start. His appearance as a defense witness would keep the vice president and the White House in the foreground of Mr. Libby’s criminal trial. It would expose him to cross examination, and could raise questions about precedents for a sitting vice president to appear at a criminal trial while in office.

After the hearing, a vice presidential spokeswoman, Lee Anne McBride, said Mr. Cheney would not resist the request for his testimony. “We’ve cooperated fully in this matter and will continue to do so in fairness to the parties involved. And as we’ve stated previously we’re not going to comment further on the legal proceedings.”

The lawyers gave no indication at the hearing about the testimony they would seek to elicit from Mr. Cheney, but evidence in the case suggests that Mr. Cheney played a central role in events that led to the leak investigation.

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By Wayne Smyer, December 26, 2006 at 5:07 am Link to this comment
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Lwayno’s Quotes: “I refuse to answer on the grounds that it may tend to inseminate me” F-Y Cheney, your truly “vice” War president and Halliburton Heroe

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By East Texas Enlightened Redneck, December 20, 2006 at 3:07 pm Link to this comment
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Bush. Cheney. One grenade. Problem solved.

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By Jimmy, December 20, 2006 at 2:20 pm Link to this comment
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Novak already admitted that it was Rove who told him who Plame was. Shouldn’t Novak and Rove be the ones on trial?

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By DennisD, December 20, 2006 at 1:32 pm Link to this comment
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Time to get that non-combustible Bible out for the swearing in process. Dick Cheney and the “truth” had an amicable divorce decades ago and haven’t seen each other since. Good theater, great TV ratings and big advertising dollars are what America’s all about so this will fill the post Super Bowl void. American Idol look out, American Asshole will be tough to beat.
The “truth” in this country is on life support and fading fast except in Washington D.C. where it’s been DOA for quite some time.

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By Nettie, December 20, 2006 at 12:13 pm Link to this comment
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DICK will lie his ass off, he does not give a rat’s patootie that he is under oath.  He’s taking his marching orders from the Saudis to keep our troops in Iraq as cannon fodder or else!  Good trick that!  DICK is malignant.  If the investigations have any teeth, DICK will be the first to be impeached.  buh.

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By Goffredo, December 20, 2006 at 7:53 am Link to this comment
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The funny thing is, we know that this process is not going to be authentic.  I mean, we’re talking about the most corrupt and secretive administration in history, arguably.  So when they said they are going to look into Guatanamo, torture, lack of proper equipment for troops, flawed intelligence for WMD, secret prisons, security leaks, Foley, Hastert, Cheney blasting his friend in the grill with a shotgun, Cheney’s wife on the board of Boeing (who makes Apache helicopters…what conflict of interest?), Bush’s “constitutional” wiretapping program, threatening phone calls to immigrants by Republican campaign workers,  why all of the WTC scrap metal was sold within months of 9/11 to China and India without any investigation, the list could go on until 1/20/2009.  Bottom line is we know that NOTHING or NO ONE is going to be brought to justice.  Why should it even be news? It’s kind of like Barry Bonds and steroids.  We know he won’t admit it, so why even bring it up?

My field is European history.  I thought I would never see this type of government, in this country anyway, in my lifetime.

“I have often thought that if a rational fascist dictatorship were to exist, then it would choose the American system.”—Noam Chomsky

1/20/09…lest we forget!

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By "irish", December 19, 2006 at 9:27 pm Link to this comment
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oh. can’t wait to hear cheney testify, i’m sure he wouldn’t lie or anything. 

in a perfect world cheney would be being tried for treason.

he’s just the kind of guy that, well, makes you feel ashamed to be…well, human.

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By Jackie T. Gabel, December 19, 2006 at 9:14 pm Link to this comment
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“final undoing”...just the beginning



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By Quy Tran, December 19, 2006 at 9:04 pm Link to this comment
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When Dick speaks only Cheney listen to him.

The rest of us turn our buttocks to his face long long time ago.

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By HeadlessHessian, December 19, 2006 at 6:04 pm Link to this comment
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At long last…Darth Under Oath!  Hopefully, this will be the final undoing of the Bush administration.


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