Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Libby Convicted.

After ten days of deliberation, the "Libby" jury has returned its verdict. I Lewis "Scooter" Libby was convicted this morning of lying to the FBI, Perjury, and obstruction of justice. He was found guilty four of the five counts for which he was indicted and not guilty on the count of false statement to the FBI regarding his conversations with the Time Reporter, Cooper.

Libby's lawyers intend to appeal, requesting a new trial.

Judge Walton will accept sentencing suggestions May 15th, and Sentencing will be June 5th. [NBC News]

Addendum at 9:21PM CDT
This is EmptyWheel's Politics TV report at the end of the day.

It comes from Firedoglake.

[Scroll down to table.]
Obstruction of justiceGuilty
False statements to FBI investigators (concerning conversations with NBC newsman Tim Russert)Guilty
False statement to FBI investigators (concerning conversations with Time reporter Matt Cooper)Not Guilty
Perjury to the grand jury (Russert conversation)Guilty
Perjury to the grand jury (Cooper conversation)Guilty

[Editor's note - The large space between the text and the table is an artifact of the creation of the table, and I have no clue what is causing it. But I like the table, so we will put up with the large gap.] [Fixed. As my Platoon Sergeant once told me when I was a mere Second Lieutenant: "When all else fails, Lientenant, Read the Damned Instructions." Now abbreviated, RTDI.

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