Month: February 2007

Journalists called to testify in Libby’s defense


Six journalists were called to the stand today by “Scooter” Libby’s defense. In the sketch Bob Woodward is questioned by LIbby’s attorney William Jeffress.

Washington Post story here.

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Ted Wells


The New York Times has a good profile of Libby’s lead defense attorney; it can be found here.

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Russert testimony concludes


After hours of aggressive questioning by defense attorney Ted Wells testimony from NBC’s Tim Russert came to an end the government rested it’s case against “Scooter” Libby.  The defense will call it’s first witness on Monday.

Washington Post story here.

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Russert testifies


Tim Russert, moderator of Meet The Press and NBC News Washington bureau chief (and my boss) took the stand today as the key witness in the “Scooter” Libby trial. In this sketch Russert is questioned by Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald. In the left foreground are Assistant U.S.Attorneys Peter Ziedenberg and Kathy Kedian; seated at the defense table in the right background , left to right, are defense attorneys Ted Wells, William Jeffress and Libby.

Russert’s testimony resumes tomorrow.

Washington Post story here.

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Libby jurors continue to listen to tapes


The Jury in the Lewis Libby trial are spending the whole day listening to tapes of his grand jury testimony, all eight hours of it.

Washington Post story here.

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Libby trial in the back stretch


Near end of the day Jurors began listening to tapes of Scooter libby’s Grand Jury testimony, eight hours in all, after which NBC’s Tim Russert is expected to be the final witness in the governments case.

I thought the elderly woman on the right of my sketch bore a resemblance to Libby, and might be his mother, but I was wrong. Thanks to this blog I have somewhere to show it anyway.

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McClellan press briefing played


Video of parts of a briefing by White House press secretary Scott McClellan were played for the Libby jury this afternoon.

The sketch shows “Scooter” Libby and a member of his defense team on the far left, while in the foreground the following members of the press watch the jurors watching the video of McClellan: (L to R) NPR’s Nina Totenberg, behind Nina, partially obscured, is AP’s Mike Stiffen, and in the second row are ABC producer Jason Ryan and correspondent Pierre Thomas.

Washington Post story is here.

Slate refers to the above drawing here.

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