Friday, May 18, 2007

Cheney lawyers argue CIA leak was part of a policy dispute

and they were responding to criticism of that policy. Here's the telling part of the story:

U.S. District Judge John D. Bates asked: "So you're arguing there is nothing -- absolutely nothing -- these officials could have said to reporters that would have been beyond the scope of their employment," whether the statements were true or false?

"That's true, Your Honor. Mr. Wilson was criticizing government policy," said Jeffrey S. Bucholtz, deputy assistant attorney general for the Justice Department's civil division. "These officials were responding to that criticism."

Wow! Cheney's lawyers have bigger balls than the Veep or they're just as stupid and arrogant as he is.

Judge Told Leak Was Part of 'Policy Dispute' -