BREAKING NEWS….CNN and Jane Hamsher both report that a verdict in the Libby trial is coming soon. Stay tuned.
…Results coming in:
Guilty on count 1 (obstruction of justice).
Guilty on count 2 (false statement).
Not guilty on count 3 (false statement).
Guilty on count 4 (perjury)
Guilty on count 5 (perjury).
My faith in the American justice system has been restored.
Jeff Toobin says Libby’s likely strategy at this point is merely to stretch out appeals long enough to stay out of prison until late 2008, at which point President Bush will pardon him. Sounds plausible.