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Thursday, March 08, 2007

Novak On Libby

Robert Novak, the guy who started the whole Valerie Plame affair, by using information from Richard Armitage weighs in today on the Libby verdict.

Novak is on the side of the fence with a number of (good) lawyers, even the guy who defended Al Gore in 2000, that there should have been no trial of Libby, since there was no underlying crime he was covering up.

That of course isn't the feeling on the left side of the aisle, which refuses to believe that someone, specifically Karl Rove, shouldn't be in jail for (not) breaking 1982's Intelligence Identities Protection Act. Yet, as he points out, Armitage, the source of the leak wasn't prosecuted, even though he turned himself in, because he didn't break that law.

It will be interesting to see if, in the civil case that the Wilson's have brought against Libby and others, Patrick Fitzgerald is called to testify to that point. My guess is Plame-Wilson and her husband will object if he's put on the defense witness list to be asked that question, since the answer will blow their case.

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