December 21, 2009
Last weeks revelation that the Obama administration has discovered 22 million missing Bush White House emails, including those concerning the outing of covert spy Valerie Plame, has brought the veracity of the Bush administration back into the light. The Washington Post reports that the public will not see any of those emails until any least 2014.
But could the man who convicted Lewis (Scooter) Libby of perjury and obstruction of justice in that National Security breach get those emails regarding the Valerie Plame case? Is it possible that Patrick Fitzgerald could reopen the Plame case, and reveal who really leaked the covert spy's name to the press? Is it possible that Dick Cheney could be questioned again?
According to the US Attorney's office in Chicago, the answer is yes. A spokesperson for prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald told me, "the matter may only be opened for purpose of responding to congressional or other requests."
So are there such requests? I'm looking into it. DC is snowed in and it's hard to get answers. More when I know it.