Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Breaking: Jury convicts Libby on four of five charges

Breaking: Jury convicts Libby on four of five charges --Verdict in CIA leak case reached on 10th day of deliberations 06 Mar 2007 Jurors found I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, a former White House aide, guilty of four out of five charges in his trial following an investigation into the leak of a CIA operative's identity. Libby, the former chief of staff to Vice President [sic] Dick Cheney, is the only person charged in the case, which grew out of an investigation into the 2003 leak of CIA operative Valerie Plame's identity.
Guantanamo defense lawyer threatened with charges of 'contemptuous words' 06 Mar 2007 The Pentagon-appointed lawyer for Australia's sole inmate at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, said yesterday a chief US prosecutor threatened him with charges that could slow his client's case from going to trial. Marine Corps Major Michael Mori said he was warned last week by the US military's chief prosecutor, Colonel Morris Davis, that he could be charged under Article 88 of the US Uniform Code of Military Justice. The article prohibits officers from using "contemptuous words" against the US president, vice president, secretary of defense and other senior officials.
Former Prosecutor Says Departure Was Pressured 06 Mar 2007 The former federal prosecutor in Maryland said Monday that he was forced out in early 2005 because of political pressure stemming from public corruption investigations involving associates of the state's governor, a Republican. "There was direct pressure not to pursue these investigations," said the former prosecutor, Thomas M. DiBiagio. "The practical impact was to intimidate my office and shut down the investigations."
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