It's an excerpt from the letter that Paul Wolfowitz wrote to Judge Reggie Walton. "I also remember how Mr. Libby offered his services pro bono or at reduced costs..." he was a lawyer "... after he had returned to private law practice - to help former colleagues and friends with legal issues. In one case he helped a public official defend himself against libelous accusations, something that is extremely difficult to do for anyone in public office. The official in question was Richard Armitage..."
I got a chill up my spine when I read this today on the Power Line blog. "The official in question was Richard Armitage, who more recently served as Deputy Secretary of State." David Frum actually had this, too, at National Review Online. Armitage is the leaker. This investigation should have been shut down; it should have never started. The trial should have never started because Fitzfong had exactly what he needed before he even started this stuff. Armitage was the leaker. Armitage sat by and watched Scooter Libby twist in the wind, sits by now and does nothing to help him, and yet it was Libby who helped Armitage either pro bono or at reduced prices, reduced costs, defend himself against accusations of libel.
Man, that town, folks, is a cesspool of me-ism. This still burns me. By the way, the judge here, "I'm not inclined to let Scooter Libby stay outta jail during the appeal. The truth stands; the truth means something in my court." They've given his lawyers until tomorrow to file a brief making their case for Scooter to remain free on appeal. I don't know. I'm still steaming about it.
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