Celtic Diva's Blue Oasis: "CIA Leak Investigation Turns to Possible Perjury, Obstruction"

Saturday, July 23, 2005

"CIA Leak Investigation Turns to Possible Perjury, Obstruction"

That's the headline on the front page of this morning's LA Times.

WASHINGTON — The special prosecutor in the CIA leak investigation has shifted his focus from determining whether White House officials violated a law against exposing undercover agents to determining whether evidence exists to bring perjury or obstruction of justice charges, according to people briefed in recent days on the inquiry's status.

Differences have arisen in witnesses' statements to federal agents and a grand jury about how the name of Valerie Plame, a CIA agent, was leaked to the press two years ago.

I don't know if any of you remember the stories from when the Bush Administration first came into the White House. There was a false story spread from "someone" in Bush's White House staff saying that the Clinton folks had trashed the place before they left including graffitti, vandalism, etc... When it turned out to be false, it was corrected in the news somewhere on page 35 or so. As a result, many folks still believe that it happened. The Bushies accomplished their objective, which was to appear morally superior.

Remember when Richard Clarke's book came out? One piece of information I found facinating was how smug Bush and the members of his staff were regarding the Clinton White House. They felt as if they were going to bring "integrity" back into the Oval Office.

Oh, how the worm has turned.

Just as we all knew then that the prosecuter had found a good bone to chew on when he started to focus on perjury charges in the Lewinski scandal, so do we also know now that is probably the case here.

I'd say it's going to get more and more uncomfortable for the President as the days roll on.

Anyone long for the day when the worst thing in the news was that Bill Clinton was a little liberal about spreading his DNA around to places it probably should not have been?

I kinda miss it, actually...and so does my pocketbook.


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