A Capitol Hill denizen popped into a crowded little place near Union Station called Cafe Phillips yesterday and found herself practically sitting in on a meeting between Scooter Libby and his lawyers.Uh-oh. Were they talking about the neo-con cabal inside the WH? Planning hits, Soprano's style, on the prosecution?
Libby -- the former veep aide indicted in the Valerie Plame leak investigation, the most closely shrouded federal prosecution in recent years -- was at the next table, she said, while his defense attorneys, Ted Wells and William Jeffress, had a loud and "lively discussion" about matters such as who will draft discovery letters and petitions. She heard Wells say he hopes Karl Rove will not be indicted because he fears the press coverage would complicate Libby's defense. Jeffress, meanwhile, speculated that Time's Viveca Novak could be the next reporter to lose her job because of the probe.Oh, guess not. Thats the super secret info? Um, I could have told them that Libby's defense team was going to, you know, maybe, draft a discovery letter or two (or 200). And I speculated Monday, that Viveca was probably on the outs at Time.
ReddHedd insinuates that ol' Libby is worried:
Guess Scooter isn't looking thinner because he's doing South Beach with that cookie buy on the way out, but I'd bet he and his team will be ordering in next time they have a meeting. Conference room for three?I think it should be the MSM reporters and Fitzgerald that should be worried. Who do you think those discovery letters are being written for? Doesn't look like Libby is looking for a plea deal anytime soon.