Plame investigation 2004
Plame investigation 2005
The Ocean of Motions: Libby and the Prosecution Skirmish Over Discovery
- The Special Counsel responds to expansive Libby defense discovery requests.
- The Special Counsel responds to expansive Libby defense discovery requests. “We advise you that we have learned that not all e-mail of the Office of Vice President and the Executive Office of the President for certain time periods in 2003 was preserved through the normal archiving process on the White House computer system.”
- The district court enters a proposed order for production of discovery documents.
- Defense and prosecution meet for a scheduling conference and hearing with Federal judge Reggie Walton. (firedoglake)
- Larisa Alexandrovna, in Raw Story, reports that Valerie Wilson's role had involved tracking the distribution and acquisition of weapons of mass destruction technology to and from Iran.
- The Special Counsel asks U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton to deny Libby's request for material. (Bloomberg)
- Libby defense files a motion to dismiss, on grounds that the Special Counsel appointment was unconsitutional.
- U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton makes some rulings on discovery issues (AP). The defense is told that the White House has recently located and turned over about 250 pages of e-mails from the vice president's office (RawStory, Truthout).
- The district court issues an order permitting defense to subpoena reporters and news organizations.
- The Special Counsel files an ex parte affidavit, specifiying material not being provided to Libby. (Fitzgerald affidavit)
- U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton partially grants the Libby defense request for PDBs. "It is unlikely that this Court would permit anything other than the general topic areas of these documents to be introduced at trial." (Memorandum opinion, Order, AP, NYT, WaPo, firedoglake)
- The Special Counsel files a response to Libby's third motion to compel. (Response).
- The district court issues an order concerning defense discovery requests of reporters and news organizations. (Opinion, Order)
- U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton mostly denies and partly grants Scooter Libby's third motion to compel discovery: "the defendant's motion to compel is largely without merit". (Order)
- U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton holds a status hearing. (AP)
- Robert Novak comes 2/3 clean. He identifies Karl Rove and CIA agent Bill Harlow, and withholds the identity of his "primary source" whom he characterized as "not a political gunslinger." (Novak)
Armitage Revealed as Novak Source
- The Special Counsel files a memo opposing a defense motion to introduce a memory expert at trial. (Fitzgerald memo)
- U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton issues an opinion and order about the use, relevance and admissibility of classified information. (Opinion and order)
- The Special Counsel files a status report about classified documents. (Fitzgerald filing)
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