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Libby jurors continue to listen to tapes

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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

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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

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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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Another reporter contradicts Scooter

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Time magazine’s Matthew Cooper testified today that he first heard that Joe Wilson’s wife worked for the CIA from Karl Rove in July 2003; information that was confirmed by Libby shortly thereafter.

NBC’s Tim Russert most likely will not testify until next week.

Washington Post story is here.

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Judith Miller testifies at Libby trial

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Former New York Times reporter Judith Miller, who spent nearly three months in jail for refusing to name “Scooter” Libby as her source, testified at his trial today. Her testimony continues tomorrow, to be followed on the stand by Time magazine’s Matt Cooper.

Washington Post story here.

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Ari Fleischer testifies

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Former Bush White House press secretary Ari Fleischer testified today in the “Scooter Libby” trial. He is seen here being questioned by Assistant U.S. Attorney Peter Ziedenberg while Libby, second from right, and his attorneys look on.

Washington Post story here.

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Cheney’s former press aid testifies

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Cathie Martin, former press aid to the Vice President, is seen here being questioned by Libby’s attorney, Ted Wells.

For the Washington Post story go here.

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Testimony turns to Tom Cruise (and Penelope Cruz too)

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Craig Schmall, the CIA employee who daily briefed the Vice-President and Lewis Libby, testified about notes he would write in the briefing book table of contents.  On June 14, 2003, the same day he made a notation about Joe Wilson and Valerie Wilson, Schmall also wrote: “Tom Cruise & Penelope Cruz at office”.  He testified that their visit was to express concerns about the treatment of Scientologists in Germany.

Washington Post story is here.

New York Times story here.

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The “meat grinder” defense

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In opening arguments to the jury today “Scooter” Libby’s lead attorney, Ted Wells, portrayed his client as a sacrificial lamb  “put through the meat grinder” by the White House in an attempt to protect Karl Rove.

The sketch shows Ted Wells addressing the jury while Libby and his wife look on.

Washington Post story here.

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Jury empanelled for Libby trial

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We can’t show the mostly white jury of nine women and three men, so here’s a drawing of Libby watching the selection process.

Washington Post story here.

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