Libby: Jane and Marcy's Final Trial V-Log

Politics TV brings you the final v-log from Jane Hamsher of Firedoglake and Marcy Wheeler (Empty Wheel) of the Next Hurrah.

I'm going to miss them both. They provided invaluable coverage of this trial. At the end, they talk about the impact of bloggers on the trial and credit all of us who blogged from the courthouse.

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    No counsel? (none / 0) (#1)
    by Slado on Wed Mar 07, 2007 at 09:04:52 AM EST
    Wait a minute.

    Fred Thompson

    I didn't know Libby went before the Grand Jury with no counsel?   What a moron.   Why would he do that?  Is he a lawyer himself?   Still even if your a lawyer isn't it always better to have counsel?

    Why hasn't this been talked about more?

    Looks to me like he's going to jail because he's a moron.

    No one can bring counsel inside (none / 0) (#3)
    by Jeralyn on Wed Mar 07, 2007 at 10:30:25 AM EST
    the grand jury room. That's a red herring.  Your counsel waits outside and if you want to talk to him or her before answering a question, you're allowed to go outside and do so.

    Libby was represented by counsel, Joseph Tate.


    Slado, (none / 0) (#2)
    by Che's Lounge on Wed Mar 07, 2007 at 09:36:04 AM EST
    He's going to jail (maybe) because he was convicted of perjury, obstruction of justice (successful), etc. Unless he turns, Cheney has been protected. He wasn't a moron. He did exactly what he was told to do.

    I hear ya, (none / 0) (#4)
    by Slado on Wed Mar 07, 2007 at 11:11:08 AM EST
    Thanks for the correction Jeralyn.  I thought that odd.

    Che I agree with your premise.  I think Libby thought he could lie, fib, etc... and it wouldn't matter and it did.

    I think Saunders sums it up best for the right.

    Like I said yesterday Libby wasn't guilty of the original crime but he is guilty of lying and that's enought to send you to jail.


    Maybe they (none / 0) (#5)
    by Che's Lounge on Wed Mar 07, 2007 at 10:58:57 PM EST
    didn't expect Ashcroft to bail and the prosecutor to be so aggressive.