Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Libby guilty of perjury and obstruction

I guess Steve Martin's "I forgot" defense doesn't work so well after all.

But of course Scooter might not have been in this position if he had simply claimed ignorance or faulty memory during the initial investigation.

Instead he made up a story (which he apparently got ok'd by his boss, Darth Cheney) about learning about Valerie Plame's status as a NOC CIA officer from Tim Russert.

Unfortunately this looks like the end of the line as Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald doesn't forsee any further prosecutions, unless new information arises that is.

But could it be that the Dark Lord shouldn't rest too easily? Especially if Libby loses his appeals could it be that some "new information" might emerge from his faulty memory?

Stay tuned.

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