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Libby Found Guilty in CIA Leak Case
Network News ^ | Wednesday, March 7, 2007 | Carol D. Leonnig and Amy Goldstein

Posted on 08/30/2016 4:46:17 PM PDT by jessduntno

PROFILE

By Carol D. Leonnig and Amy Goldstein Washington Post Staff Writers Wednesday, March 7, 2007

A federal jury convicted I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby yesterday of lying about his role in the leak of an undercover CIA officer's identity, culminating a four-year legal saga that transfixed official Washington and revealed the inner workings of the White House and the media.

After 10 days of deliberations, the 11 jurors found Vice President Cheney's former chief of staff guilty of four felony counts of making false statements to the FBI, lying to a grand jury and obstructing a probe into the leak of Valerie Plame's identity. The jury acquitted him of one count of lying to the FBI about his conversation with a Time magazine reporter. Libby is the highest-ranking White House official to be convicted of a felony since the Iran-contra scandal nearly two decades ago.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: clinton; govtabuse; liars; lied; lies; lying; mediabias; trump
Is there really any difference AT ALL?
1 posted on 08/30/2016 4:46:17 PM PDT by jessduntno
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To: jessduntno

Blagovich is now serving 14 years in Federal Prison.

Why..?

For Pay for Play.


2 posted on 08/30/2016 4:53:26 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: jessduntno

The Navy guy got 18 months in prison and a dishonorable discharge.

Why..?

For sending FOUR photos of a submarine interior to his pals, to show off (nothing sensitive shown).


3 posted on 08/30/2016 4:54:26 PM PDT by gaijin
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Is there really any difference AT ALL?

Yes, in addition to lying to the FBI, Clinton also violated preservation of records law, mishandled classified documents, and repeatedly violated the FOIA.

4 posted on 08/30/2016 4:56:30 PM PDT by Reverend Wright ( "Stop smiling and smirking like it's a funny thing !")
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To: jessduntno

Nothing will happen to Hillary no matter how many others faced jail


5 posted on 08/30/2016 4:57:50 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: jessduntno

The c o m m i e democRats are in charge, all bets are off.


6 posted on 08/30/2016 4:58:46 PM PDT by deadrock (I is someone else.)
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To: jessduntno

Just as I figured. If anyone in politics is found guilty of anything you know he/she is a Republican.


7 posted on 08/30/2016 5:31:40 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: jessduntno

An astonishing miscarriage of justice. And today a real criminal might be elected president?


8 posted on 08/30/2016 5:31:51 PM PDT by Captain Jack Aubrey (There's not a moment to lose.)
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To: jessduntno

Libby’s mistake was that he wasn’t a Democrat.


9 posted on 08/30/2016 5:40:24 PM PDT by Brilliant
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An astonishing miscarriage of justice.

The determination of "lying" was based on his testimony not being in agreement with a single member of the press.

The kangaroo court was convened because he had supposedly "outed" Valerie Plame. However, her role at the CIA was not as an undercover agent. It was established that her husband had disclosed her employment previously at a dinner party.

Furthermore, after the fact, they determined that the "leak" they were trying to pin on Libby had come from another party who they never indicted.

10 posted on 08/30/2016 5:43:21 PM PDT by the_Watchman
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To: Captain Jack Aubrey

This country elected one in 2008, and re-elected him in 2012, so “might” isn’t the issue. Precedence has been set.


11 posted on 08/30/2016 5:50:09 PM PDT by carriage_hill ( Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Reverend Wright

Add lying, under oath, to Congress.


12 posted on 08/30/2016 7:05:46 PM PDT by ReleaseTheHounds ("The problem with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." M. Thatcher)
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To: gaijin

Blago wasn’t a Clinton with dirt on thousands of people.


13 posted on 08/30/2016 7:26:58 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Only idiot liberals believe that disarming the sheep makes them safe from the wolves.)
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