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Thursday, February 16, 2006

Help Wanted: DC Plameologists

An AP article on Monday contained a reference to a recently released Plame document:
Five government agencies are reviewing classified evidence that I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby may want to use at his trial to fight perjury and obstruction-of-justice charges, according to a court transcript made public Monday.

During a Feb. 3 hearing, Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald told a federal judge that the review of classified materials is being done by the CIA, National Security Council, National Security Agency, State Department and several components within the White House, including the offices of the president and vice president.


The case against Libby is on two tracks _ one public, one secret. U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton and lawyers for both sides went into a secret session after a public hearing Feb. 3 to discuss classified evidence that could play a role in the case.

The 11-page transcript released Monday showed that the judge and lawyers didn't discuss anything in the secret session worth keeping from the public.
I've made a lot of calls but nobody seems to have it. Tom MaGuire's at home battling the flu but he checked PACER and found that they are holding this one close to the vest -- they are not putting it online, though it is available for public inspection at the clerks office in the courthouse, 9-4, Mon-Fri.

If anybody has seen a copy floating around, or is willing to go down to the courthouse and get it, please let me know and I will make sure a PDF gets put online. On behalf of me & Redd, Jeralyn, Tom M., emptywheel, Swopa and everyone else who cover the topic we would all love to know if there's anything of value here.