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The vice president's indicted chief of staff has a home on the internets.

Published February 21, 2006 5:27PM (EST)

When we first clicked through the link at the Drudge Report, we thought it was a hoax: Even if the folks behind Scooter Libby's Legal Defense Fund really thought it was a good idea to launch a Web site called, they surely wouldn't choose to lead it with a quote from Dick Cheney praising Libby as "one of the most capable and talented individuals I have ever known."

Would they?

They did.

Special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has a Web site, and now the Libby Legal Defense Trust has one, too. Network Solutions confirms that Libby defense fundraiser Barbara Comstock is behind, the place to go on the Web for a biography of Libby, news clips about the legal case against him and a list of supportive quotations that almost seem designed to embarrass the speakers if Libby is ever convicted.

Where does it all lead? To the "Donate" page, of course: Visitors are invited to make $50 to $10,000 one-time contributions to Libby's defense or "monthly sustaining contributions" of between $50 and $1,000. All major credit cards are accepted.

By Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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