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Libby Points The Finger To Karl Rove

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posted on Jan, 24 2007 @ 10:32 AM
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Today a shocked court room was taken surprise when I. Lewis (Scooter) Libby's defense lawyer started pointing his finger at Karl Rove and other top Bush Aide Officials. The case is about finding out who leaked the identity of Valerie Plame to the press. It was expected that Libby's defense would seek a pardon from bush after the case. The opposite happened when they started calling conspiracy, that they were covering to protect Karl Rove and Libby was being "set up".
 



www.msnbc.msn.com
Jan. 23, 2007 - It was the last thing the White House needed at a time when President Bush is already on the defensive over Iraq: a circular firing squad in a federal courtroom in which the president’s men—and Vice President Dick Cheney’s—are all shooting at each other.

But that’s how the perjury trial of I. Lewis (Scooter) Libby, Cheney’s former chief of staff, began. Libby’s long-awaited defense was laid out for the first time Tuesday in opening statements and it turned out to be a stunner: a “scorched earth” strategy in which his main defense lawyer pointed accusatory fingers at White House deputy chief of staff Karl Rove as well as other top current and former Bush aides.

Libby, it was widely thought by legal experts, was going to be the good soldier. He would play it safe at his trial in order to preserve his options; mainly, if convicted, to seek a presidential pardon before Bush leaves office.


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Talk about a bombshell indeed. Its surprising that they would blow their chance at a presidential pardon to expose people in the bush administration. Why would they risk it?

He talks about being set up to protect Karl Rove from being the main suspect? Could this be true? If so what about Rove made him THAT essential to the re-election of the president?

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[edit on 24-1-2007 by UM_Gazz]




 
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