Stephen McLeod, 29, a grill man employed at Polo Tropical, is now in a critical condition at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) after he was attacked and stabbed about his body by a drunken man on Sunday at about 15:30hrs.McLeod was reportedly standing in front of a popular bar on Lamaha Street, Georgetown when he was approached by an unknown man who was reportedly under the influence of alcohol. The man began to verbally abuse McLeod, and a scuffle reportedly ensued, during which the man pulled out a knife and dealt McLeod three stabs to his body — to his right shoulder, the right side of his upper back, and to the left side of his chest.McLeod fell to the ground, and was quickly picked up and rushed by public-spirited persons to the GPHC’s Emergency Unit, where he remains a patient.The attacker fled the scene, but is being sought by Police. The knife which he used to commit the act was found at the scene.Investigations are ongoing.
WASHINGTON – NBC newsman Tim Russert testified Wednesday he never discussed a CIA operative with vice presidential aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, contradicting Libby’s version to a grand jury in the CIA leak investigation. The testimony came as prosecutors prepared to rest their perjury case against Vice President Dick Cheney’s former chief of staff. Russert, the host of “Meet the Press,” testified about a July 2003 phone call in which Libby complained about a colleague’s coverage. Libby has said that, at the end of the call, Russert brought up war critic Joseph Wilson and mentioned that Wilson’s wife worked for the CIA. “That would be impossible,” Russert testified. “I didn’t know who that person was until several days later.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! That discrepancy is at the heart of Libby’s perjury and obstruction trial. He is accused of lying to investigators about his conversations with reporters regarding Wilson’s wife, CIA operative Valerie Plame. During Libby’s 2004 grand jury testimony, he said Russert told him “all the reporters know” that Wilson’s wife worked at the CIA. Libby now acknowledges he had learned about Plame a month earlier from Cheney but says he had forgotten about it and learned it again from Russert as if new. Libby subsequently repeated the information about Plame to other journalists, always with the caveat that he had heard it from reporters, he has said. Prosecutors say Libby concocted the Russert conversation to shield him from prosecution for revealing information from government sources. Plame’s identity was leaked shortly after her husband began accusing the Bush administration of doctoring prewar intelligence on Iraq. The controversy over the faulty intelligence was a major story in mid-2003.