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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

I. Scooter Libby Found Guilty… The fix wasn’t in?

I. Scooter Libby Found Guilty… The fix wasn’t in?

With this verdict the American justice system has proven itself to be fair and balanced. Frankly, I had concerns that the case would be tossed out with the one juror being compromised. True to her word the scales of justice were balanced and the trial and the jury came to a verdict that America hoped for. Not what the administration hoped for but it is a start.

From my point of view I think that Scooter was the fall guy for our Vice President but that is just my honest opinion. With the appeals already filed this case will drag on for years long after the folks asses that he covered are out of power. What is the end result of this trial is that our nations intelligence agents have been backed up and our courts will prosecute you no matter who you are if you out an agent. Even if it was a memory lapse.

Libby Found Guilty in CIA Leak Case

By Amy Goldstein and Carol D. Leonnig
Washington Post Staff Writers
Tuesday, March 6, 2007; 5:08 PM

A federal jury today convicted I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby of lying about his role in the leak of an undercover CIA officer's identity, finding the vice president's former chief of staff guilty of two counts of perjury, one count of making false statements and one count of obstruction of justice, while acquitting him of a single count of lying to the FBI.

The verdict, reached by the 11 jurors on the 10th day of deliberations, culminated the seven-week trial of the highest-ranking White House official to be indicted on criminal charges in modern times.


In a 14-minute news conference that followed, Special Counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald said prosecutors were "gratified by the jury's verdict today."

Asked about the defense's vow to seek a new trial, Fitzgerald said prosecutors would "not be happy" about retrying the case. "We think it was a fair trial. We think the verdict should stand."
- Washington Post

So now that the trial is over do you figure that W is breathing a sigh of relief or sweating bullets over the next corruption trial his administration might face. Pick an issue and a real special prosecutor would find it in a heartbeat. With all the signing statements this President has made not one damn piece of legislation is legal or worth the paper it is written on. Something still stinks in our nations capitol. Even though the trash has been put out it still smells up the house.

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Blogger Steve said...

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