Pellicano wiretap dance

As Variety notes this afternoon, the indefatigueable Timesmen (Timespersons?) David Halbfinger and Allison Hope Weiner were nowhere to be found at today’s hearing about leaks in the Pellicano wiretapping case.

Just as well. It didn’t seem like Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel Saunders is very fond of them:

“More immediately in the Pellicano case, Saunders said he wanted the prosecution to stop turning over sensitive material to defense attorneys. ‘At this point, we have no confidence that it won’t end up on the front page of the newspaper.'”

Well, at least, it won’t end up on the front page of the L.A. Times.