Conditions for Judy’s Testimony May Indicate Prosecutor’s Focus on Libby

Washington Post:

New York Times reporter Judith Miller tried a year ago to make a deal with the prosecutor investigating the leak of a CIA operative’s identity but the prosecutor would not agree then to limit her testimony to Vice President Dick Cheney’s top aide, her lawyer said on Sunday.

Some lawyers involved in the case said prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald’s decision to reject the deal a year ago — only to agree last week to limit the scope of Miller’s testimony to the subject of Cheney’s chief of staff, Lewis “Scooter” Libby — suggested Libby may have become increasingly important to wrapping up Fitzgerald’s case…

Floyd Abrams, one of Miller’s lawyers, told CNN: “I tried to get a deal a year ago.”

But Abrams said that when he spoke to Fitzgerald about it at the time, he would not agree to limit his questions “to assure that the only source he would effectively be asking about was Mr. Libby.”…

One lawyer involved in the case said Fitzgerald’s change of mind “suggests that he doesn’t think he needs to hear about anybody else” but Libby.


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