The timing really couldn't be much better for those of us who remain thunderstruck at the vehemence with which the Obama administration has gone after its sixth(!) whistleblower, John Kiriakou, author of The Reluctant Spy: My Secret Life in the CIA's War on Terror (who seems obviously innocent of anything except of trying to be a good citizen).
The judge in this trial also seems unimpressed (or negatively impressed) with the machinations of the Obama Department of Justice in her rulings, and it looks to be a summertime of antic keystone cops activity leading up to the most-important-in-our-lifetime (so we hear) election, making those of us already suspicious about the conduct of this crowd even more suspicious.
This is the same judge who has ruled previously against the DOJ's third attempt to subpoena New York Times reporter, James Risen's notes in another CIA whistleblower's case (Jeffrey Sterling's), and has already forced the DOJ to produce its evidence for the defense in this case long before they were planning.
And did I mention the astonishing absence of Patrick Fitzgerald, whose name is on the indictment and who was the winning federal prosecutor in the case against Scooter Libby (Dick Cheney's henchman, er, Chief of Staff) for perjury about the outing of Valerie Plame, in favor of four junior attorneys, one of whom has never even practiced much before at this level? And they are up against Plato Cacheris?
It looks to be a sizzling summer at the DOJ. Read all about it at the link below.
John Kiriakou (AP/Jacquelyn Martin)