Sunday, July 03, 2005

American Values & The Rule Of Law

What do you call the guy who interrupts his holiday weekend to contact Time magazine and The LA Times on your behalf and obfuscate his tight little ass off for you?

Sounds like a lawyer, doesn't it?

Lawrence O'Donnell explains it all for you...

Update on Rove
Lawrence O'Donnell

On Friday, I broke the story that the e-mails that Time turned over to the prosecutor that day reveal that Karl Rove is the source Matt Cooper is protecting. That provoked Rove'’s lawyer, Robert Luskin, to interrupt his holiday weekend to do a little defense work with Newsweek and the Los Angeles Times. On Saturday, Luskin decided to reveal that Rove did have at least one conversation with Cooper, but Luskin told the Times he would not "characterize the substance of the conversation."”

Luskin claimed that the prosecutor "asked us not to talk about what Karl has had to say."” This is highly unlikely. Prosecutors have absolutely no control over what witnesses say when they leave the grand jury room. Rove can tell us word-for-word what he said to the grand jury and would if he thought it would help him. And notice that Luskin just did reveal part of Rove'’s grand jury testimony, the fact that he had a conversation with Cooper. Rove would not let me get one day of traction on this story if he could stop me. If what I have reported is not true, if Karl Rove is not Matt Cooper'’s source, Rove could prove that instantly by telling us what he told the grand jury. Nothing prevents him from doing that, except a good lawyer who is trying to keep him out of jail.

Let's recap:

Rove's lawyer (Luskin) admits that Rove talked to Cooper.

Rove's lawyer says that "they" (Luskin & Rove) were asked not to talk about Rove's grand jury testimony.

That's, of course, a lie.

But it buys you some time because most people are totally pig ignorant about grand jury proceedings.

Rove outed a CIA agent who worked on undercover WMD missions in the ME with 70-90 important contacts.

I'd bet the ranch that he did it solely to discredit Ambassador Joseph Wilson, who exposed BushCo's fake yellow cake from Niger reason to invade Iraq.

Why? Because Karl Rove is an arrogant asshole, and he thought he could get away with it.

And he almost did.

Now comes the interesting part...

Who was pestering the CIA to come up with plausible reasons to invade Iraq?

Tricky Dick Cheney, that's who.

And here's where what's left of George W.'s credibility comes into question ...

Will George W. claim ignorance of the crimes committed by his most trusted advisor and his vice president?

Or will he step up to the plate and place those oft-touted & shouted American Values above partisan politics and close friendship?

The men who outed a CIA agent, for whatever reason, committed a felony and jeopardized national security.

Unless George W. addresses this situation, and I mean lickity split, we'll all know once and for all exactly what he really thinks of American values and the rule of law.

And if you encounter anyone who thinks this isn't important, ask this simple question...

Why do you hate America?


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