Tag: Scooter Libby

Remembering Tim Russert

Tim was my boss.  After a terrible personal tragedy just about exactly a year ago he was one of the first persons to come by my office, close the door, and offer some words of comfort. I admired him and

Posted in Courtroom, History Tagged with: ,

Go Directly to Jail, do not pass go, do not collect $200

Judge Reggie Jackson was not swayed by arguments made by Lawrence S. Robbins, a member of his newly formed appellate team of attorneys, seeking to allow Scooter Libby to defer serving his thirty month sentence until his appeals are exhausted.

Posted in Courtroom Tagged with:

Libby sentenced

This sketch shows I.Lewis “Scooter” Libby standing, flanked by his attorneys, before Judge Reggie Walton as he receives his sentence: 30 months and $250,000. Whether he starts serving his sentence in the near future or gets to remain free on

Posted in Courtroom Tagged with:

Libby II, the civil suit

Lawyers for “Scooter” Libby, Vice President Cheney, Karl Rove and Richard Armitage today asked a judge to dismiss the lawsuit by former covert CIA officer Valerie Plame and her husband, former Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV for harm caused by

Posted in Courtroom Tagged with: ,


The jury announced their verdict, guilty on 4 of 5 counts, shortly after noon. Libby, shown seated with his lawyers, betrayed no emotion. Left to right are: Alex Borrelli, foreground, Ted Wells, Libby, and William Jeffress. Washington Post story is

Posted in Courtroom Tagged with:

Notes from the jury

The jury in the Scooter Libby sent out notes containing two questions before they  recessed on Friday.  The above sketch shows the lawyers for the government, in the left foreground, and the defense, right background, huddling to discuss how Judge

Posted in Courtroom Tagged with:

… and day seven

The last note from the jury was not encouraging: “We would like another big Post-it pad.  The large one for the easel.” (someone thought it read ‘the foreperson is a weasel’) The AP’s Matt Apuzzo has the story here.

Posted in Courtroom Tagged with:

Day six

Last evening we were notified that the jury had sent out a note with a question. This was the scene this morning as everyone waited in the hallway for the courtroom to be opened at the conclusion of an unrelated,

Posted in Courtroom Tagged with:

Day five jury deliberations

As the jury deliberates behind closed doors reporters, lawyers, friends and the curious paced the sixth floor hallway.  I saw Libby framed in the doorway to the sunny new courthouse annex talking on his cell-phone.

Posted in Courtroom Tagged with:

Libby juror dismissed

The Libby jury is now down to eleven not too angry men and women after one of the jurors was exposed, innocently the judge said, to outside information. The dismissed juror, described by some as the haughty Grand Dame, is

Posted in Courtroom Tagged with: ,