Jeralyn at TalkLeft says that all the factors that bear on criminal targets usually succeed in convincing them to turn against higher-ups, and that goes also for those involved in the CIA leak case that is due to produce either indictments or a huge disappointment sometime this week. Mandatory sentencing guidelines leave them little hope for leniency in punishment; the expense coming their way if indicted is huge and being low profile (as opposed to Karl Rove or Tom Delay) offers them little chance of garnering financial support from the public; and then there's the little issue of family values:
This is the week that all of the subjects facing Indictment will be faced with their "come to Jesus" moment. Spouses will be telling them to cut their losses and think of the family. They will be forced to juxtapose their loyalty to the Administration with their loyalty to their families and their interest in self-preservation.So, the Raw Story may be on to something in identifying Cheney aide John Hannah as cooperating with the Fitzgerald investigation. Either way, it's probably too much to hope that this will land on the VP. But that hasn't stopped rumors from making US News and World Report. Still, at this point, that's not so much exciting as just kinda funny.
My experience tells me that only those who truly believe they are innocent -- and those whom Fitzgerald advises are looking at felonies and jail time even with a deal -- will hold out.