Thursday, January 25, 2007

Cathie Martin Reveals Key Discrepancy in Libby Trial



Cathie Martin started talking at the Scooter Libby trial today.

In July, 2005, I'd introduced you to Catherine J. Martin, who was once Dick Cheney's press secretary (and has since been named White House deputy communications director for policy and planning) - and who has been part of the Fitzgerald investigation on the outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame because of some questionable cell phone calls. Catherine J. Martin's husband, Kevin Martin, just so happens to be the fellow who took Michael Powell's place at the FCC when Powell stepped down. Kevin Martin worked for Ken Starr during the witch hunt against Clinton, and when the Florida fix was in danger of falling apart in 2000, "Martin left for Miami so quickly he didn't pack a bag. Working round the clock, he could be seen on TV peering over ballot counters." [Loyal partisans, both Mr. and Mrs. Martin.]

Here's what Cathie Martin had to day today, per Raw Story:
In a major development today in the I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby perjury and obstruction of justice trial, a former vice presidential spokeswoman raised questions about the defense employed by Dick Cheney's former chief of staff. Cheney's former Press Secretary Cathie Martin took the stand and told the prosectuion she had briefed Libby and the Vice President on the identity of CIA agent Valerie Plame as the wife of Iraq war critic Ambassador Joseph Wilson.

Martin revealed that she had a conversation with a CIA counterpart who in the course of the discussion said that Plame was Wilson's wife. She immediately informed Cheney and Libby of this fact, on a date she said was prior to July 6th, according to the Associated Press. Libby claims he learned of Plame's identity days later.

Somebody's been lying...or so it seems. As loyal Cathie Martin and her husband have been to CheneyCo and BushCo, she doesn't appear willing or able to lie about this in a court of law.

6 comments:

TomCat said...

Somebody's lying? More likely Bush, Cheney, Rove, Libby, etc, are ALL lying,

Larry said...

They are all in it up to their ears.

I hope they all turn on each other.

Kevin Hayden said...

Somebody's been lying

You'll never get me, coppers!

Good to see we have something better than a Starr chambers happening. Merry Fitzmas, indeed.

OT: (and hey, wazzup? email a status report on the Dynamic Duo, wouldja?)

GreenSmile said...

This adminstration's aura of willfull toughness and resolution is gone like dust in the wind. They only looked good as long as they didn't have to answer any of our questions

Frederick said...

Ever notice how much Scooter Libby physically resembles E. Howard Hunt? Coincidence, or LIBERAL MEDIA CONSPIRACY?! [/snark]

Iddybud said...

Toooo weird, Fred. Just toooo weird. ;)