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Judith-Come-Lately -- But Too Late for Scooter Libby
When revelation of truth occurs just in time to promote a book but far too late to serve justice or to undo an injustice.
Judith-Come-Lately -- But Too Late for Scooter Libby that in 2015 Judith Miller Reveals in Her New Book, "The Story," that Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald "Manipulated" her Flawed Recollection to Convict Scooter Libby in Connection with "Outing" Valerie Plame as a CIA "Operative" Despite Fitzgerald Having Known that Richard Armitage Did It.
Former New York Times reporter, Judith Miller, in promoting her new book, The Story, on April 7, 2015, drew attention to aspects of her book focusing on the criminal prosecution and conviction of former Vice-President Dick Cheney's Chief of Staff, Scooter Libby, in connection with a "leak" identifying Valerie Plame as a CIA "operative" who had arranged for her husband, Joe Wilson, to travel to Niger to "investigate" intelligence reports (before Bush 43 launched Operation Iraqi Freedom) that Saddam Hussein had attempted to procure (but not succeeded in procuring) "yellowcake" uranium from Niger for a nuclear-weapons program. (Rest of this installment continues below the video.)
In what is manifestly a Judith-Come-Lately fashion both in her new book and her publicity-tour touting it, she (belatedly) asserts that in such prosecution of Scooter Libby, the former Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald manipulated her (Miller's) flawed recollection of her conversations with Scooter Libby in order for Fitzgerald to convict Scooter Libby in connection with such leak even though Fitzgerald knew from a time almost immediately after his appointment as Special Prosecutor:
(a) that the leaker was Richard Armitage rather than Scooter Libby and
(b) that even though Armitage was serving in the Bush 43 administration, he was an ardent political opponent of Bush 43, Dick Cheney, Karl Rove and Dick Cheney's Chief of Staff Scooter Libby with respect to Operation Iraqi Freedom in general and the question of whether Saddam Hussein had previously sought to obtain (but not obtained) "yellowcake" uranium from Niger for a nuclear program, and
(c) that both Valerie Plame and her husband, Joe Wilson, were likewise ardent political opponents of Bush 43, Dick Cheney, Karl Rove and Dick Cheney's Chief of Staff Scooter Libby regarding the same foreign-policy issues.
That Fitzgerald railroaded Libby (and that Valerie Plame and Joe Wilson were operating as political moles against Bush 43's foreign policy) is not "news" to anyone knowledgeable about the case at the time. What's "news" is that it isn't until now -- nearly a decade after Libby was railroaded into a felony conviction (by a jury in the overwhelmingly liberal-Democrat venue of Washington, D.C. overtly hostile to anyone and everyone in the Bush 43 Administration) and then disbarred as a lawyer on the basis of such conviction -- that Judith Miller has chosen to draw public attention to the way Fitzgerald used her flawed recollection to persecute Scooter Libby.
Why now and not then? Someone should ask her. And she should explain why it's taken her so long to do the right thing. But to her credit, she also explains (albeit belatedly) how and why it was specious for critics of Bush 43 to accuse his administration of having falsified evidence that Saddam still possessed weapons of mass destruction.
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Biography - Jim Wrenn
Jim is a proud descendant of 18th Century criminal exiles from England who swam to the Outer Banks when the British ship taking them to a Georgia penal colony sank in a storm near Cape Hatteras. Having the prescience to prevent their descendants from becoming "TarHeels," they immediately migrated to Virginia, where, within just a few generations they worked their way up into poverty. Jim's grandfather was the first in the family tree to see the distant horizons, but his career was cut short by severe injuries he sustained when a cousin cut down the tree.
After a brief stint in the Amry (ours) following graduation from law school, he began his legal career in the state bureaucracy but was never able to break into the federal bureaucracy. Several years later, he entered the private practice of law and co-founded a small law publishing company. Later, finding the publishing of small laws unstimulating and finding his private practice too private to be lucrative, he began writing political satire/commentary. His greatest vice is taking himself too seriously.
He wrote the definitive books on the Clinton
Era Error: the Clinton Liebrary Book (pre-October, 2000), which he later updated as the Clinton Liebrary Book 2001 Edition to include Election 2000, the post-election shennanigans, and related events through August, 2001. The 2001 edition is the only known literary source that conclusively shows why Bill Clinton pardoned Susan McDougal but not Webster Hubbel. It also presciently contains the Billary/Hillary Dueling Memoirs. At every opportunity he shamelessly promotes his books for orders on-line or by fax at www.ClintonLiebraryBook.Com. He's also the Librarian at the Clinton Liebrary (www.ClintonLiebrary.Com), which owns exclusive rights to Bill Clinton's most famous speech as well as Bill Clinton's comments after revelation of the identity of Deep Throat in 2005.
As an amateur scientist as well as a scientific amateur, he de-bunks the man-is-causing-Global "Warming" theory, and predicts that by the middle of the 21st Century (when he will be safely dead) physicists will discover the obvious flaws in Einstein's Theory of Relativity, which will lead to vastly-faster-than-light travel through polarization of gravity. As a constitutional-law scholar, he's trying to teach those who hold a static, zero-sum-game view of economic and social theories to understand that "property" is not a "thing" but rather is a human right.
Although he regularly teaches Continuing Legal Education courses to lawyers, he's too-often available through he Rubber Chicken Speakers Bureau to speak on politics, satire, etc., at luncheons, dinners, root canals, funerals, etc. His speaking fees are so outrageously high they border on criminal price-gouging, but as a free-market advocate, he defends his fees on the higher moral ground of charging whatever the traffic will bear. For more information (surely more than one would want or need), go to www.PoliSat.Com.