One question keeps gnawing at me. Why would Lewis Libby, a successful and politically astute attorney, lie to a grand jury? It doesn’t make sense.
Although I watched Patrick Fitzgerald’s recent press conference, it didn’t come to me until I read the printed transcript. Near the end he stated that he had his indictment ready in October of 2004, but because Libby had testified that he had gotten his Plame information from reporters, he couldn’t wind it up until this summer.
So I can’t help wondering if he lied intentionally with the hope of delaying the case until after his bosses were re-elected. I guess we won’t know until the case goes to trial. If he’s convicted, I’ll bet there’s a big, fat presidential pardon waiting for him.