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Scooter Libby Found Guilty

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Here’s your bombshell of the day. Now the only question is…will he do jail time?

From the AP:

WASHINGTON (AP) – Former White House aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby was convicted Tuesday of obstruction, perjury and lying to the FBI in an investigation into the leak of a CIA operative’s identity.

Libby, the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, was accused of lying and obstructing the investigation into the 2003 leak of CIA operative Valerie Plame’s identity to reporters.

He was acquitted of one count of lying to the FBI.

Libby had little reaction to the verdict. He stood expressionless as the jury left the room. His lawyer, Theodore Wells, said they were “very disappointed” with the verdict.

Here are more specifics about what he was convicted for…

– obstruction of justice when he intentionally deceived a grand jury investigating the outing of CIA operative Valerie Plame;

– making a false statement by intentionally lying to FBI agents about a conversation with NBC newsman Tim Russert;

– perjury when he lied in court about his conversation with Russert;

– a second count of perjury when he lied in court about conversations with other reporters.

Somewhere, Joe and Valerie are smiling.