Via Talk Left, we see the DC Rumor Mill is reporting that a number of indictments are going to be handed down in the Plame case:
The D.C. rumor mill is thrumming with whispers that 22 indictments are about to be handed down on the outed-CIA agent Valerie Plame case. The last time the wires buzzed this loud — that Tom DeLay would be indicted and would step down from his leadership post in the House — the scuttlebutters got it right.
Sweet mother of God that sounds like a lot of indictments, but hey, if they are guilty, my attitude remains ‘nail their asses to the wall.’ I don’t know if that means that that one person or several people will receive multiple indictments, or 22 people will be indicted, or what. Talk Left also has some clarifying terminology that you may find useful.
For the partisans on the right, Drudge is reporting some excerpts from former FBI Director Louis Freek’s new books that are going to get the Clinton bashing back into high gear:
In the book, “My FBI,” he writes, “The problem was with Bill Clinton — the scandals and the rumored scandals, the incubating ones and the dying ones never ended. Whatever moral compass the president was consulting was leading him in the wrong direction. His closets were full of skeletons just waiting to burst out.”
The director sought to distance himself from Clinton because of Whitewater, refusing a White House pass that would have enabled him to enter the building without signing in. This irked Clinton. “I wanted all my visits to be official,” says Freeh. “When I sent the pass back with a note, I had no idea it would antagonize the president,” he tells Wallace.
Returning the pass was only the start of the rift. Later, relations got so bad that President Clinton reportedly began referring to Freeh as “that F…ing Freeh.” Says Freeh, “I don’t know how they referred to me and I really didn’t care,” he says. “My role and my obligation was to conduct criminal investigations. He, unfortunately for the country and unfortunately for him, happened to be the subject of that investigation,” Freeh says.
In another revelation, Freeh says the former president let down the American people and the families of victims of the Khobar Towers terror attack in Saudi Arabia. After promising to bring to justice those responsible for the bombing that killed 19 and injured hundreds, Freeh says Clinton refused to personally ask Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah to allow the FBI to question bombing suspects the kingdom had in custody – the only way the bureau could secure the interviews, according to Freeh. Freeh writes in the book, “Bill Clinton raised the subject only to tell the crown prince that he understood the Saudis’ reluctance to cooperate and then he hit Abdullah up for a contribution to the Clinton Presidential Library.” Says Freeh, “That’s a fact that I am reporting.”
All of this is great news, because what, with the war in Iraq, the DeLay indictments the dual hurricanes, the Senate and the President wrangling over torture and abuse, the SCOTUS nomination, the rising gas prices and the soon to hit home heating costs, let’s face it- things were just getting a little too boring and a little too civil.
In all honesty, we are now to the point that sometimes I wake up in the morning, check the headlines, and get so overwhelmed I don’t know what to write about, leading invariably to someone accusing me in the comments of intentionally avoiding an issue.