Mr. Scooter Libby’s defense team has rested their case. They were not allowed to call witnesses to testify as to what Mr. Libby was dealing with on the day of the “Plame leak.” At the core of this is people who missed the memo that the White House did not “cover up” the Armitage sightseeing tour of Nigeria, nor did they try to discredit Ms. Plame. Richard Armitage did all of that. Yet, the Washington Post reports:
“Libby is charged with lying to investigators about his role in the leak of Plame’s name. Prosecutors contend that he deliberately obscured his role in a White House campaign to discredit Plame’s husband, former ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV, by suggesting that nepotism was the reason the CIA dispatched Wilson to Africa in 2002.”
Except the White House wasn’t trying to discredit Mr. Wilson, so saying that Mr. Libby played a role in the cover-up and then lied about it is riduclous. This entire trial is akin to the damning question of “When did you stop beating your wife?”
Best wishes towards Mr. Libby and hope for a jury with sense to know that no crime has been committed.