Don’t think it’s time to start the Fitzmas celebration just yet, but Raw Story is reporting that Fitz has decided to seek indictments.

More news as we get it.


UPDATE: Not a good day to be Scott McClellan.

UPDATE #2: Froomkin’s White House Briefing has a fantastic wrap-up of the news again today. It includes the following questions, for which we would all like some answers.

* Who told Cheney, and under what circumstances?

* Did Cheney acknowledge his own role when he spoke to prosecutors last summer? If not, could he be indicted himself?

* Did Cheney encourage Libby not to disclose their conversation?

* Did President Bush know about Cheney’s role?

* Who leaked this latest development — and what was their motivation?

* Does this mean the White House will stop blaming reporters for everything? (That one was rhetorical: The answer is no.)

Hopefully, we will get some answers soon on all of these. In the meantime, it’s good to think about them and see what we can piece together, since the odds of McClellan walking up to the mike and answering any of those is nil. (And Jane gets a link and a mention.)

UPDATE #3: And the weaseling continues. My favorite quote:

A senior Senate Democratic aide said, “When it’s about perjury and obstruction and it deals with sex, Republicans think it’s worthy of impeachment. When it’s about perjury and obstruction dealing with national security, they don’t take it seriously.”

Looks like the Dems had their strategy meeting, too.

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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