Libby Verdict Strikes Another Legal Blow to Bush Administration

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The former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney faces up to 25 years in federal prison. Lewis "Scooter" Libby has been convicted on four of five counts of obstructing justice, perjury and lying to the FBI; he was acquitted on the count of making false statements to the FBI in a conversation about Time magazine reporter Matt Cooper.  The case stemmed from efforts to discredit a critic of the rationale for war in Iraq. One juror called Libby, "the fall guy."  We join journalists for an update today's jury verdict, to hear how each side responded and assess the political consequences.




Warren Olney