28 October 2005

Merry Fitzmas!

[photo: Associated Press]

Cheney Adviser Resigns After Indictment

Associated Press Writers

WASHINGTON - The vice president's chief of staff,
I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby Jr., was indicted Friday on
charges of obstruction of justice, perjury and making
false statements in the CIA leak investigation, a
politically charged case that could cast a harsh light on
President Bush's push to war.

Libby, 55, resigned and left the White House.

. . .

"Mr. Libby's story that he was at the tail end of a chain
of phone calls, passing on from one reporter what he
heard from another, was not true. It was false," the
prosecutor said. "He was at the beginning of the chain of
the phone calls, the first official to disclose this
information outside the government to a reporter. And
he lied about it afterward, under oath, repeatedly."

Read the full text of the indictments, here.
And watch Fitzgerald’s opening statement, here.

But first, raise your glass and sing along...

We wish you a Merry Fitzmas
We wish you a Merry Fitzmas
We wish you a Merry Fitzmas

Now let’s drink some beer!


Scooter replies... "I am confident that at the end
of this process I will be completely and totally

His lawyer adds..."To say we are disappointed
is an understatement. Mr Libby testified to the best
of his honest recollection on all occasions."