Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Libby Guilty On Four Counts

The former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, Scooter Libby, has been found guilty on four of five charges of perjury and obstruction of justice in connection with the leaking of the identity of former CIA operative Valerie Plame. This is bad news for the Bush administration. Today's guilty verdict against Libby could lead to more prosecutions by the government according to Fox News analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano. However, in a briefing of reporters after the verdict, Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald said he anticipated no further charges being brought in the investigation absent new evidence.

It's not been a good week for Vice President Cheney. After being diagnosed with a blood clot in his left leg yesterday, there is renewed speculation Cheney might resign, opening up the possibility Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice might be appointed to take his place.


Anonymous said...

Resign, be impeached, whatever...

Of COURSE Libby was guilty. The only question now is a potential pardon, which I wouldn't put past Bush.

Condi can't be VP. She's a freaking unindicted co-conspirator for this ridiculous war. She has been a less-harsh face on the war, for which she should be held accountable.

Lying to a grand jury and/or prosecutors was, and is, a crime. This jury convicted on four counts.

Beyond all reasonable doubt.

Why Libby didn't respond to questions with an "I don't recall" is beyond me. Instead, he willingly chose lies.

And, by the by, he's also guilty of having a stupid ninckname and not chan ging it.

Anonymous said...

LYing to a grand jury is a crime? Then why didn't Clinton go to jail?

Anonymous said...

Clinton, my dear friend altho a lout, was not charged by a federal prosecutor.

He was charged by the House. And in the Senate trial he was not convicted.

End if history lesson.

Anonymous said...

Asking why Clinton didn't go to jail was a rhetorical question. Or perhaps an ironical one.
Nonetheless, he DID lie to a grand jury. Not to mention witness tampering, obstruction of justice etc etc.

Wilson46201 said...

So let me get this straight -- according to conservatives, lying about a blow job was an impeachable offense, but lying about outing a CIA agent focused on the Iranian nuclear program is much ado about nothing? Okay, got it.

Anonymous said...

Nice use of the gutter term, Wilson. That says so much about you.

Wilson46201 said...

Once again, an anonymous nobody trying to sidetrack a political discussion off into personal insults against a commenter. Relentless, aren't they?

Just stay on topic, please!

Anonymous said...

Wilson: Then set the example by raising your level of discourse out of the gutter.

Wilson46201 said...

Let the adults discuss politics in peace - the sheltered anonymous faux naifs shouldn't try to hijack a thread!

garyj said...

Of course he lied about the bl*wj*b! He is married and the girl who gave it wasn't his wife.
If I were to get a bl*wj*b from another woman, I'd deny it as well. Thats the SMART thing to do!
(If I were the Pres., I'd have pick a better looking woman the Monica)

Doug said...

If Cheney were to resign, and if Rice were selected by Bush, I would love to see the confirmation hearings. (And, for fun, just how would such confirmation hearings work if Cheney had resigned, and one of the Dems became incapacitated, resulting in a 50-50 split.)

Gary R. Welsh said...

I don't know, Doug. Do you think the Dems would block the first African-American and female V.P.?

Anonymous said...

Yes, they would block it, she is the wrong party. The democrats think they know what women want. Sorry, not this woman.

Anonymous said...

Condi is not the right woman because she's a walking contradiction. She loves the aroma of power so much, she'll suck up all reason and personal belief, to stand behind this president and his ridiculous policies.

She has no moral core.

Her VP confirmation hearings would be a hoot.

"Madame Secretary, at what point did you advise the President, and Atty. Gen. Ashcroft, that the potential foreign agent detention plan might violate our Consittution? And that its implementation might endanger our field agents around the world?

"Madame Secretary? Why are you weeping?"

An opportunist, purely and simply. In my book, she's an unindicted co-conspirator in the Chaney war.

Shame on her, and a pox on her ilk.