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Odd paragraph in the NYT today that jumped out at me. Not quite sure how to read the tea leaves on this one:

A lawyer who knows Mr. Libby’s account said the administration efforts to limit the damage from Mr. Wilson’s criticism extended as high as Mr. Cheney. This lawyer and others who spoke about the case asked that they not be identified because of grand jury secrecy rules.

Okay, “a lawyer who knows Mr. Libby’s account” — well, you mean Libby’s lawyer, no? WTF is he doing implicating Cheney in all this on the front page of the New York Times?

Is Libby not so happy about being scapegoated? Trying to secure a pardon or increase his payday down the road? Threatening to take down Cheney with him? Just a big coincidence?

Your guess is as good as mine.

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Jane Hamsher

Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Firedoglake.com. Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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