Monday, January 29, 2007

Libby's Lawyers Want to Know Immunity Deal

Scooter Libby's lawyers are trying to find out what sort of a deal special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald made with former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer in order to gain his testimony. Lawyers Probe Fleischer's Immunity Deal, Washington Post, Jan. 27, 2007.

Today Fleischer "said he sought the deal after reading about the investigation and worrying, 'Oh my God. Did I somehow play a role in outing a CIA operative?' He insisted he believed throughout that the information was not classified." Fleischer Recalls Discussion About Plame, Washington Post, Jan. 29, 20007.

Documents from the Libby trial are on this AP site. They include Fleischer's immunity order.

Stephanie Knightlinger sent me this, with a note that "the Libby trial is fascinating especially from a procedural standpoint of both the prosecutors and defense counsel."

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