Breaking: Libby Guilty

Ken AshfordBreaking News, PlamegateLeave a Comment

on four of five counts in his perjury and obstruction of justice trial.

The verdict isn’t as important as what the whole Plamegate process and trial actually revealed, i.e., the Vice President’s main adviser has just been convicted of obstructing an investigation not just of himself but of the Vice President, and the trial brought out substantial evidence that Cheney was Libby’s original source of the information that Valerie Plame was a CIA agent; that Cheney remained aware that Plame worked at the CIA throughout the relevant period; and that Cheney made it an important part of the pushback against Joe Wilson after Wilson published his op-ed, probably directing Libby to disclose Plame’s identity to Judith Miller on July 8 in order to get the information published.

And why?  Because Joe Wilson called Bush on a lie (the lie that Saddam had tried to obtain uranium from Africa).

RELATED:  Here are all my Plame posts (the first post I had about the Plame scandal was 3 years and one day ago)