Dick Cheney, Scooter Libby, and the “Unremarkable” Meat Grinder

By: Friday November 6, 2009 4:00 pm

Ever since they were released last Friday, I’ve been meaning to write about the FBI notes of Dick Cheney’s interview with Plamemania special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald.  As is her wont, Emptywheel has already critiqued Cheney’s non-answers from a variety of angles, and multiple media reports have commented on the ex-Veep’s nearly all-encompassing amnesia, best summarized by Watergate whistle-blower John [...]


Isikoff Doubles Down on His Anonymous Leak from Cheney’s Lawyer

By: Monday November 2, 2009 6:15 am

Michael Isikoff’s coverage of Dick Cheney’s interview (h/t Leen) seems designed as much to defend his bad reporting on the CIA Leak case as to report the content of the interview itself. It’s not that I expected Isikoff to point out that Cheney refused to say things to Fitzgerald that Cheney’s own lawyer had been [...]

Cheney’s Betrayal Made an IIPA Charge for Libby Possible

By: Sunday November 1, 2009 7:15 pm

There is one important implication of the way Cheney hung Libby out to dry: it would have made an IIPA charge against Libby possible, if not for the inconclusive nature of Judy Miller’s testimony.

The Taxpayers Paid Dick Cheney’s Personal Defense Attorney to Obstruct Any Inquiries Into His Crimes

By: Saturday October 31, 2009 11:15 am

Okay, prepare for the onslaught of weeds. Here’s one that made me vomit, from the very beginning of the Cheney interview report. Vice President Cheney was represented by Terrence O’Donnell and Emmet T. Flood of the law firm of Williams and Connolly… Cheney was formally represented not only by Terry O’Donnell but also by Emmet [...]

Cheney Refused to Release the Journalists

By: Friday October 30, 2009 4:05 pm

[Ed. Note: be sure to catch emptywheel's previous post regarding the release today of Cheney's interview materials.] There is a lot in Cheney’s interview report–we’ll have a busy weekend. But for the moment, let’s start with this bit: After the Vice President again mentioned that he was pressed for time, two separate requests were made [...]

Breuer’s Claims about Future Investigations Undermined by Cheney’s Claims about the Past

By: Monday August 31, 2009 7:29 pm

Now that Dick Cheney is suggesting he won’t cooperate with a torture investigation, what does that suggest about Lanny Breuer’s efforts to try to keep Cheney’s CIA Leak case inteview secret?

DOJ Still Feels Ripples of CIA Leak; Lanny Breuer Still Has Conflicts

By: Thursday August 27, 2009 8:01 am

Lanny Breuer’s spokesperson says he doesn’t have a conflict in the Cheney FOIA case because his representation of John Kiriakou was more than two years ago. That raises the question of just whose interests Breuer is representing.

The Secrets Novak Took to the Grave

By: Wednesday August 19, 2009 8:52 am

Novak brings many secrets to the grave about his role in the Plame outing. Here are some of those secrets.

Connecting The Eyeliner Dots On the Rove Role In DOJ Firings?

By: Thursday August 13, 2009 6:00 am

With the recent release of a myriad of e-mails, documents and breathy reportage and leakage, it’s no wonder that Rove and Gold Bars Luskin tried to get themselves out in front of the wave by giving multiple “exclusives.” Oxymorons notwithstanding, when you have bad PR coming your way, it’s always better to stand in front of it shouting “look, over there!”

It’s like the dogs in Up.

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