HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Pardoning Nixon unleashed... » Reply #5

Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 02:59 AM

5. Just recalling the Patrick Fitzgerald/Plame investigation.

El Donno pardoned Libby seemingly as soon as he could.

On December 30, 2003, three months after the start of the Plame investigation, Fitzgerald was appointed Special Counsel. Through this, Fitzgerald was delegated "all the authority of the Attorney General" in the matter. In February 2004, Acting Attorney General Comey clarified the delegated authority and stated that Fitzgerald has plenary authority. Comey also wrote "further, my conferral on you of the title of 'Special Counsel' in this matter should not be misunderstood to suggest that your position and authorities are defined and limited by 28 CFR Part 600."

On October 28, 2005, Fitzgerald brought an indictment for 5 counts of false statements, perjury, and obstruction of justice against Lewis "Scooter" Libby, U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney's Chief of Staff. Libby resigned to prepare for his legal defense.


They have a real racket going on. They need each other in power to pardon their future crimes against this country that they could care less about.

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 11 replies Author Time Post
Imallin4Joe Apr 2021 OP
dchill Apr 2021 #1
Imallin4Joe Apr 2021 #2
SheltieLover Apr 2021 #3
Imallin4Joe Apr 2021 #7
CloudWatcher Apr 2021 #4
LineNew Reply Just recalling the Patrick Fitzgerald/Plame investigation.
SleeplessinSoCal Apr 2021 #5
Imallin4Joe Apr 2021 #6
SleeplessinSoCal Apr 2021 #9
rurallib Apr 2021 #8
moondust Apr 2021 #10
brooklynite Apr 2021 #11
Please login to view edit histories.