I am on the edge of my seat waiting to see the government’s reply to Jeff Skilling’s Supplemental Brief, which, of course, contained unsealed Fastow Notes excerpts and effectively proved the prosecution to be as corrupt as a Nevada gaming commissioner. Today – Tuesday, March 25 – is the deadline for the government to file. I expect them to minimize every accusation, distort the record, and basically pretend they aren’t in a kamikaze death spiral.
My prediction is that they claim, at least once and probably twenty times, that word omissions, alterations, additions vis a vis the Fastow notes were “not material.” I loved watching them try to bolster Fastow, the admitted liar/wife-imprisoning/money-skimming/Enron screwing/selfish bastard as a reformed good guy on the stand. Now, they have to repeat the act, but this time with their fingerprints all over his corruption. They put him on the stand knowing he was lying (and from the looks of it, actually encouraging it). How on earth will they defend this conviction?
Oh I can’t wait! I must get my hands on it. Hurry hurry hurry, you government bastages, and file the damn thing.