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New Confirmation that Libby was a Source for Miller
New Boss for Fitzgerald? Sheehan in Crawford
By Rep. John Conyers
I just read Murray Wass' excellent piece in the American Prospect describing a private meeting between Judith Miller and Scooter Libby on July 8, 2003, two days after Ambassador Wilson's now famous column questioning the WMD assertions of the Administration, and before Novak's outing of Wilson's wife -- based on two administration sources. This is a very comprehensive piece, and adds much critical information to what we know about Treasongate. Wass also explains that one of the key hold ups in Fitzgerald's investigation is that Libby has not yet issued a specific privelege waiver to Miller allowing her to tell the prosecutor what she knows about these alleged crimes. Given that the president said he wanted full cooperation so that the prosecutor could get to the bottom of the security leak, and that he he raised the bar for dismissal to committing a federal crime, this is nothing less than outrageous. Needless to say, I intend to pursue this matter further in the coming days.
Also, I have also read the Newsweek piece on Fitzgerald's supervisor being replaced by a Yale crony of Bush's. This is also of concern, and I will be looking into issues of oversight and recusal concerning Robert McCallum.
Finally, kudos to Cindy Sheehan for speaking truth to power in Crawford, TX (news.baou, via buzzflash). I'm saddened, but not suprised, the president would not meet with her. I delivered a petition signed by more than 560,000 right to the White House and could not even get in the White House.