Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Jury: Scooter is guilty

Lewis “Scooter” Libby has been found guilty on four of five counts. Sentencing is three months away, unless the judge gives Libby’s attorneys more time to maneuver -- which they have already asked for -- to prepare a request for a new trial. When/If that fails, no doubt, Libby will appeal today’s verdicts.

AP has the breaking story here.

The White House will probably continue to say it can’t comment on an on-going legal process. Facing 25 years, pundits see prison time for Libby, more likely a couple of years.

However, it has taken three-and-a-half years to get from the beginning of this legal process to this point. Libby’s lawyers kept kicking the can down the road. Now, all they have to do is keep filing papers, to keep Libby out of jail, until we get past the presidential election of 2008.

In January of 2009, I see a presidential pardon waiting for Scooter, unless he turns on President George Bush and/or Vice President Dick Cheney between now and then. If Libby stays loyal, like a character in a Mafia movie, I doubt he’ll ever serve a day behind bars.

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