Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Did President Bush obstruct justice?

The title links to a story from the N.Y. Daily News that quotes anonymous sources said to be "Presidential Counselors" saying that President Bush was aware that Karl Rove was involved in the Valerie Plame outing.
"He [President Bush] made his displeasure known to Karl," a presidential counselor told The News. "He made his life miserable about this." ...

...sources confirmed, however, that Bush was initially furious with Rove in 2003 when his deputy chief of staff conceded he had talked to the press about the Plame leak.
President Bush was questioned by prosecutors regarding the Plame outing for over an hour in the Oval Office on June 24, 2004. The President was not under oath, or the title to this post would have questioned if President Bush also committed perjury. If it is true that the President knew that Rove or anyone else was involved with this leak, and did not inform the prosecutors of this, how would this not fit the definition of obstruction of justice?

The question then is, did the President know who the leakers were? And did he tell this to the prosecutors. Is there anyone who really thinks he would tell the truth in this interview if he did know who leaked? If so... I have a bridge I'd like to sell you.

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