Former vice presidential aide Lewis “Scooter” Libby was found guilty on Tuesday of four of five counts of lying, perjury and obstructing justice during an investigation tied to the Iraq war.
What did this case prove? What did it cost? What about the big lies by Plame and Wilson?
Investigators were trying to determine who leaked the identity of CIA analyst Valerie Plame in 2003, after her husband accused the Bush administration of manipulation. It is publicly known that Plame gave her husband permission to take the trip.
The jury of seven women and four men determined that Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney’s former chief of staff, obstructed the probe and lied to investigators. He was found not guilty of one charge of lying to the FBI and faces up to 25 years in prison.