Well, folks, Team Libby is earning its $500 an hour fees. http://justoneminute.typepad.com/main/files/Libby_060412_Reply_Disclosure.pdf The latest filing is compelling. The defense argues it should see a number of the key documents that the defense has used in the construction of its case, particularly the Dept of Justice referral that started this whole kerfuffle. Here's are the key paragraphs in this 29-page motion. On Fitzboy's very selective release of documents. And, folks, what about about Plame's "covert" status?? Now don't say, as some on here surely will, "this has nothing to do with whether Libby perjured himself, or engaged in O of J." No, it has EVERYTHING to do with it. (emphases mine). Ah, yes, motive. You can't have a crime without a motive. But, gee, if there's no motive, how can there be a crime? Not to mention how the whole lefty moonbat meme -- "Bushco wanted to punish Wilson by outing his wife who was undercover" -- gets shattered into smithereens. In the end, this case is very very simple. Libby "lied" to the Grand Jury because he was afraid he would get caught revealing the name of a covert agent. But if she wasn't covert, and everybody knew it, what's the motive? And even if he DID lie, what is it a lie ABOUT? It is, like Seinfeld, a lie about nothing. Nothing at all. What jury will send a guy to prison over a mis-statment about NOTHING? Oh, one other interesting item, in a footnote. Fitz goofed. And he had to fess up. Well, to the NYT's credit, they are reporting on this gaffe by Fitzboy. But for all the talk on this board about how Fitz is SOOOOOOOOOO smart, for him to make this sort of fresh-out-of-law-school mistake is certainly not going to enhance his credibily with Walton. Or could it be that Fitzboy's team WANTED to see if this mistake could slide by? Not against Libby's high priced, and highly competent, sharks.