Libby Watch

LIBBY WATCH….The Scooter Libby trial is over and tomorrow both sides make their closing arguments. Then it goes to the jury. So how do you think it’s going to turn out?

We can’t really do a pool on this since there are only three possible outcomes, but go ahead and take a guess anyway. I’m going to take a flyer on a hung jury. Fitzgerald has pretty strong evidence, I think, but perjury is a tough case to win. The jury is going to be swayed both by the lack of an underlying crime in the indictment and by the possibility that Libby might have just had a faulty memory when he testified. I figure the majority of the jury will vote to convict, but that even after a lengthy deliberation there are going to be two or three holdouts.

Agree? Disagree? Take your own shot at forecasting glory in comments.

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