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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.
I will update the title when they actually read the verdict.
 

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'Scooter' Libby guilty on four counts

"Former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby has been found guilty on four of five counts in his perjury and obstruction of justice trial.

"Libby, 56, faces a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison and a fine of $1 million.

The five-count indictment against the former aide to Vice President Dick Cheney alleges perjury, obstruction of justice and making false statements to the FBI and a grand jury investigating how Valerie Plame was outed as a CIA operative."

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http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/03/...eak/index.html
 

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Originally Posted by SummerLover View Post
Hurray!!!!!


I think I'd feel happier if they had indicted Scooter's boss... who I have to believe was involved. Libby is a fall-guy. Still guilty. Still should do jail. But I truly believe that the decision to out Valerie Plume came from Dick & Co.
 

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I think I'd feel happier if they had indicted Scooter's boss... who I have to believe was involved. Libby is a fall-guy. Still guilty. Still should do jail. But I truly believe that the decision to out Valerie Plume came from Dick & Co.
I agree dick should go down, but I'm still happy!
 

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"Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald said outside the courthouse, ``The results are actually sad, it's sad that we had a situation where'' a high-ranking official ``obstructed justice and lied under oath.''

"We're gratified by the jury's verdict,'' the prosecutor said. Fitzgerald said he doesn't expect to file any further charges in the CIA leak case. ``We're all going back to our day jobs,'' said the prosecutor, who is the U.S. attorney in Chicago."

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From Madame Speaker:

"Today's guilty verdicts are not solely about the acts of one individual.

"This trial provided a troubling picture of the inner workings of the Bush Administration. The testimony unmistakably revealed - at the highest levels of the Bush Administration - a callous disregard in handling sensitive national security information and a disposition to smear critics of the war in Iraq."

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Originally Posted by SummerLover View Post
Is libby doesn't turn on cheney, it's time for congress to open an investigation.
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That was the whole point of trying Libby as far as I was concerned. I was expecting him to plea bargain in exchange for ratting out Cheney. I'm kind of disappointed in the overall outcome of the case, so far.
 

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Originally Posted by Unagidon View Post
Assuming that GW doesn't warm up the old pardon pen, it will be heartwarming to see Libby reunited in the joint with so many of his old friends.
I heard he has been practicing how to spell "pardon" for two weeks. He almost has it memorized, just keeps getting that darn "o" confused with a "u".
 

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: Okay, so explain to me how GWB can pardon him? How and why?
 

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From one of the jurors-

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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."
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