Oh oh. It looks like when this trial finally gets going it might be shining some bright lots on some previously shady areas…
Libby Trial May Be Embarrassment for Bush
WASHINGTON - Lawyers for Vice President Dick Cheney’s former top aide are signaling they may delve deeply at his criminal trial into infighting among the White House, the CIA and the State Department over pre-Iraq war intelligence failures.
In a prelude to a possible defense, the lawyers for I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby also are suggesting that the State Department - not Libby - may be to blame for leaking the identity of covert CIA officer Valerie Plame to the media.
Court papers filed late Friday raise the possibility a trial could become politically embarrassing for the Bush administration by focusing on the debate about whether the White House manipulated intelligence to justify the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003.