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Friday, June 04, 2004

Lawyering Up 

Boston.com / News / Nation / Bush consults lawyer on investigation into CIA leak:
President Bush has consulted a lawyer in case he is called as a witness in the grand jury investigation into who in his administration leaked the identity of covert CIA agent Valerie Plame to a columnist last summer, the White House said yesterday.
Oh oh.
Paul Rosenzweig, a former assistant in the office of independent counsel Kenneth Starr, said that people called to testify before a grand jury are almost always witnesses to an event rather than targets of the investigation.
So if Bush witnessed the felony and didn't report it...?
"There is nothing wrong with a person hiring a lawyer," Rosenzweig said. "We do it all the time. It's not generally considered a sign of fault, as anyone who has consulted a lawyer about a contract knows."
Now that's true. I know that I would never dream of entering into a contract with a grand jury without a lawyer present.



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