Friday, October 28, 2005

Libby Indicted

From the WaPo, "Scooter" Libby has been indicted.

A federal grand jury today indicted Vice President Cheney's chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, after a two-year investigation into the leak of a CIA agent's identity but spared -- at least for now --President Bush's top political strategist, Karl Rove.

Libby was indicted on charges of perjury, obstruction of justice and making false statements. The indictment charged that he gave misleading information to the grand jury, allegedly lying about information he discussed with three news reporters. It alleged that he committed perjury before the grand jury in March 2004 and that he also lied to FBI agents investigating the case.

I have yet to read the indictment on Libby so I will reserve judgment but the way in which Fitzgerald is handling the Rove investigation seems unfair: the Sword of Damocles is left to hang over Rove allowing the pundits and Left to still speculate gleefully that he may yet be indicted.

And since all Libby did was lie to a grand jury, I am sure will be advocating a censure and return to full duties as Cheney's Chief of Staff. Right? Hello?


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