Top White House officials tried to blame vice presidential aide “Scooter” Libby for the 2003 leak of a CIA operative’s identity to protect President Bush’s political strategist, Karl Rove, Libby’s defense attorney said Tuesday as his perjury trial began and the first witness took the stand.
I. Lewis Libby is accused of lying to FBI agents, who began investigating after syndicated columnist Robert Novak revealed that a chief Bush administration critic, Joseph Wilson, was married to CIA operative Valerie Plame.
When the leak investigation was launched, White House officials cleared Rove of wrongdoing but stopped short of doing so for Libby. Libby, who had been asked to counter Wilson’s criticisms, felt betrayed and sought out his boss, Vice President Dick Cheney, Wells said. (more…)
I’m waiting to see how much trouble Vice President Cheney gets into while on the witness stand. He might stand up and say,”You want the truth? You can’t handle the truth!!”
Update: A little information on the jurors can be found here. At first glance, the juror seems to lack the color of DC. DC is a city that is 65 – 70% Black, isn’t it?