WaPo on Libby’s Attempt to Shield Cheney

The Washington Post’s Carol D. Leonnig and Jim VandeHe have an interesting article that looks at Scooter Libby’s testimony, and the argument that he was trying to protect Dick Cheney from the Fitzgerald investigation: Libby may have tried to mask Cheney’s role.

There’s nothing really new here, but it does a good job of explaining the basic facts. Doesn’t come right out and say, “yeah, Libby lied to protect Cheney,” but makes it clear that that’s what Fitzgerald’s probably thinking. Because, you know, it’s pretty obviously the truth.

Future chronology:

  • 2006: Libby’s lawyers drag out the trial’s start to minimize impact on the 2006 midterm elections.
  • 2007: Libby convicted at trial, begins serving sentence. McClellan: “As you know, I’d love nothing more than to answer your questions. But there is an appeal under way, and this administration believes it would be irresponsible to make public comments that might prejudice an ongoing legal proceeding.”
  • 2008: Libby loses on appeal.
  • January, 2009: On his last day as president, Bush pardons Libby.

One Response to “WaPo on Libby’s Attempt to Shield Cheney”

  1. Balanced News Blog Says:

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