Friday, October 28, 2005

FLEISCHER FLIPS LIBBY That's one of the things that the indictment hints at, and which Fitzgerald has (inadvertently) underscored at his press conference.

Fitzgerald just said something to the effect of, "Libby claims to have not known something on Thursday that he told Fleischer on Monday."

Libby clearly didn't believe that Ari Fleischer would talk. But he did.

UPDATE: Here's the exact language from the transcript:

It's also alleged in the indictment that Mr. Libby discussed it with the White House press secretary on July 7th, 2003, over lunch. What's important about that is that Mr. Libby, the indictment alleges, was telling Mr. Fleischer something on Monday that he claims to have learned on Thursday.

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