Guily of obstruction...more to follow
|WASHINGTON - Jurors reached a verdict Tuesday in the trial of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, a former White House aide accused of lying and obstructing an investigation into the leak of a CIA operative's identity.|
The verdict will be read at 12 noon ET in the courtroom where jurors heard 19 witnesses during the five-week trial in the perjury and obstruction trial of Libby, former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney.
The verdict came on the 10th day of deliberations by a panel of seven women and four men. The announcement was made by Randall Samborn, a spokesman for special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald.
Originally Posted by SummerLover
Is libby doesn't turn on cheney, it's time for congress to open an investigation.
|NEW YORK A spokesman for the jury that convicted "Scooter" Lewis of four counts today of perjury and obstruction of justice today in a federal courtroom told reporters immediately afterward that many felt sympathy for Libby and believed he was only the "fall guy."|
Denis Collins said that "a number of times" they asked themselves, "what is HE doing here? Where is Rove and all these other guys....I'm not saying we didn't think Mr. Libby was guilty of the things we found him guilty of. It seemed like he was, as Mr. Wells [his lawyer] put it, he was the fall guy."
He said they believed that Vice President Cheney did "task him to talk to reporters."
Collins said, "some jurors said at one point, 'We wish we weren't judging Libby...this sucks." More than once he said many jurors found Libby "sympathetic."