Not so confused on four other counts
Legal Eagle Byron York earlier:
It’s easy to criticize the jury â€” they can seem easily confused â€” but the problem here is not the jury. It is the charge. This is the entirety of Count 3 (and Count 5, as well): Libby testified that he told Cooper that reporters were telling him, Libby, that Valerie Plame Wilson worked for the CIA, but that he, Libby, did not know if it was true. Cooper testified that Libby did not say that. There are no notes, no recordings, no records, no nothing to support either man’s story. Just Libby’s testimony versus Cooper’s testimony. And prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has asked the jury to convict Libby of a felony, one that carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison, on that astonishingly flimsy allegation. No wonder the jury is confused.
Former White House aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby has been found guilty on four of five counts in his perjury and obstruction of justice trial.
Libby, 56, faces a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison and a fine of $1 million.
Libby was convicted of obstruction of justice, making a false statement and two counts of perjury.
Jurors cleared him of a second count of making a false statement.
On the other hand, congratulations to the Firedoglake posse (overwhelmed with traffic now) for their coverage of the trial. Fitzmas arrives…