March 6, 2007
Lewis Libby (photo: Boston Globe)After more than a week of deliberations, a jury in Washington has found Vice President Cheney's former chief of staff Lewis Libby guilty of four of five counts stemming from a federal investigation into the 'outing' of a CIA operative.
Libby was charged with lying and obstructing the investigation into who allegedly disclosed the identity of CIA operative Valerie Plame – the only indictment in Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald's two-year investigation.
Fitzgerald probed whether Plame's identity was leaked by the White House as retaliation against her husband, Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson, for his assertion the Bush administration made false claims about Iraq's attempt to buy nuclear material in Africa.
But Fitzgerald failed to indict anyone for the underlying crime. Libby's charges pertained only to the investigation itself, not the 1982 act that made it illegal to blow a covert U.S. agent's cover. More.....
Scooter, Scooter, Scooter!!!You should have never lied. Nobody is ever above lying under oath.