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Dusty Foggo turns to extortion

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From Crooks & Liars:

Former CIA third in command and indicted Cunningham bribery scandal co-conspirator Kyle “Dusty” Foggo is threatening to out agents, secret programs and Bush administration skeletons in an attempt to ward of a possible jail sentence on 30 counts of fraud, conspiracy and money laundering.

Prosecutors say Foggo has threatened “to expose the cover of virtually every CIA employee with whom he interacted and to divulge to the world some of our country’s most sensitive programs – even though this information has absolutely nothing to do with the charges he faces.”

Prosecutors also allege his lawyers are seeking to introduce classified evidence to “portray Foggo as a hero engaged in actions necessary to protect the public from terrorist acts” to gain sympathy from jurors.

Foggo’s efforts to disclose classified information are “a thinly disguised attempt to twist this straightforward case into a referendum on the global war on terror,” wrote prosecutors Valerie Chu, Jason Forge and Phillip L.B. Halpern in a court motion filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Alexandria.

The government wants U.S. District Judge James Cacheris to hold a closed hearing on whether the information is admissible at trial and if it is relevant to Foggo’s case.

Desperate much? It’s amusing to see the Bush administration panic on this one – especially after all their own thinly disguised attempts to make every issue they could think of a “a referendum on the global war on terror”. “Dusty” knows where the bodies are buried on everything from Negroponte’s South American death squads to Iraq procurement corruption and if he starts singing who knows where it could end.

But what’s truly revealing is the way Foggo only believes in national security up until the point where its his own neck on the line. How Republican of him.

Written by Leisureguy

13 September 2008 at 9:54 am

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