Political prosecuter Patrick J. Fitzgerald included un-related-to-charge lie in court pleadings filed in "Scooter" Libby case....Had to retract!
Having high aspirations to get himself elected to high public office, this political prosecutor's goal is to earn his stripes by accomplishing a high-profile embarassment to the the Bush Administration, a conviction of a top administration official, and to gain himself political points among---and backing from---the Democrats.
It needs to be pointed out that Fitzgerald may be operating in the capacity of Special Counsel without having the legal authority to do so. He was not appointed by the President, not approved by the Senate and not authorized by anyone to conduct a political prosecution against "Scooter" Libby---disguised as a lying to a Grand Jury offense---to advance the hard-left Democrats' and MSM's five-year-and-running war against Bush, his administration and the Iraq War.
The WashingtonPost, one of the most hard-left among the mainstream media, is still perpetuating the lie that Valerie "Plame" Wilson was a "covert CIA operative"---which she absolutely was not, according to officials at the CIA. And they continue, dishonestly, to spew that blatant lie at every opportunity.
So, let's see some proof of the validity of WaPo's and the rest of the MSM's stated claims that "Plame" was, in fact, a "covert CIA operative." And how she could be classified as such when she had been back in the continental U.S. for over five (5) years and was working at a desk job as a weapons analyst.
At the very end of the column, the WaPo---after getting in all their political points and anti-Bush mantra---finally includes this last paragraph:
"Libby is not charged with misportraying or leaking classified information. He was indicted last year for allegedly lying to the FBI and a grand jury about what he said to reporters. The indictment came as part of Fitzgerald's investigation into who leaked to the media the name of covert CIA operative Valerie Plame, whose husband became a public critic of the Bush administration's case for the Iraq war."
See the hypocrisy here....? Fitzgerald smears and tars Libby with the "leak of classified information"---even though Libby is not charged in the indictment for leaking anything---in order to get a conviction against him for lying. In other words, a conviction by association.
Somebody needs to tell Fitzgerald that this is a court case---not a political campaign.