Jun 05 2007

Libby’s Big Day

Published by at 7:17 am under All General Discussions,Plame Game

Today is sentencing day for Scooter Libby. Judge Walton has recently been appointed to the FISA Court, where he is getting a dose of what Libby and Cheney faced every day when dealing with terrorism against this country. I hope this puts perspective back into an investigation that is pure prosecutorial misconduct looking for a crime. But who knows.

My prediction is no jail time. If there is jail time, it will be suspended until appeals are processed. Libby is a lawyer and a selfless patriot who worked to protect this nation from harm. Those things count. And it can easily be said Joe Wilson’s lies about the Niger Forgeries (the basis of all his stories back then) and his lies about the intelligence he brought back, his exposure of people and processes (including his wife) are the acts of someone out to harm the government. Will Walton see this? Let’s just say I have to have faith our legal system is not totally broken. Fitzgerald will NOT be allowed to punish Libby for a crime he was not convicted of – unless Walton wants to give Libby a whole new trial since this one will be tossed out quickly if that happens. And Fitzgerald – he will be facing some challenges once this is ended. His day of reckoning is still coming.

43 responses so far

43 Responses to “Libby’s Big Day”

  1. Aitch748 says:

    I hope you’re right.

  2. biglsusportsfan says:

    I think he gets prison time.

  3. jewells45 says:

    I hope you’re right. I will be very upset if Libby has to do even one day of jail time.

  4. ivehadit says:

    Yes, I would like to see the outrage greater than that of the immigration bill outrage leveled at the justice system if Libby faces one day of jail and is not absolved of any wrong doing.

    Shame on all those who have perpetrated this evil scheme against a patriot and protector of this country. And shame on those who pander to the hard left…such intellectual dishonesty and money/power grabbing tactics.

    The global socialists need to know this: we have faced much tougher enemies than you and will face tougher ones in the future. And we have prevailed and will prevail. G_d bless America. Still the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave.

  5. Soothsayer says:

    I. Lewis Libby is a traitorous swine who participated in a criminal conspiracy to out a covert CIA agent. His perjury and obstruction of justice may be the only reasons Dick Cheney has not yet been indicted.

    My prediction: Judge Walton will find the crimes for which Libby was convicted by a jury of his peers interfered with the orderly admininstration of justice, and he will get the maximum provided by the sentencing guidelines – 30-37 months.

    He will probably NOT be allowed to continue bail during the pendency of any appeal, and any appeal of the verdict will be unsuccessful.

  6. ivehadit says:

    Bring it on! This is a total travesty and will be overturned. Much to the chagrin of the above MIA poster.
    Go Scooter! You WILL prevail!

  7. Soothsayer says:

    30 Months!
    I believe that makes my prediction correct.
    $250,000.00 fine.

  8. ivehadit says:

    Berger walks free, Wilson walks after having lied, Plame-did she lie? Armitage…

    Let this be shown for what it is. Those who know what truth is, know exactly what this is. A scam.

    Let the appeals begin.

  9. Soothsayer says:

    Uh . . . Ivehadit, there has to be some basis in law for an appeal. Perhaps you’d care to explain what the errors of law or procedure were that would overturn the jury’s verdict.

    Approximately 1% of criminal convictions get overturned – maybe you could detail what the circumstances are warranting such an extraordinary event as overturning Scooter’s conviction.

  10. jewells45 says:

    God, you are so annoying. Isn’t there some space over there at Daily Kos? Honest to Christ, you just really can’t be this fu**ing stupid.

  11. Soothsayer says:

    Yeah – it’s so annoying having someone who disagrees with you be right so often.

    Can’t figure out how that makes ME “fu**ing stupid” rather than you, however.

    Care to bet on Scooter’s appeal????

  12. Aitch748 says:

    [bracing for Soothsayer to start gloating about prison rape]

  13. Jacqui says:


    Scooter is not one tenth the traitorous swine that Sandy Berger is. Unfortunately there is law for Dems – mainly they get away with committing crimes and leaks – and there are rules for the rest of America.

  14. TomAnon says:

    I’d say Soothie has this one pretty well coverd and should be allowed a little gloating.

  15. Soothsayer says:

    It appears that Judge Walton is disinclined to continue Mr. Libby’s bail during the pendency of his appeal. He is allowing the defense team to submit a brief on the issue; if they are unsuccessful in changing the judge’s mind, Libby will probably begin serving his time within 45-60 days, at an as yet to be determined federal facility. Lewisburg would be nice.

  16. scaulen says:

    Libby should have just went with the Sgt. Schultz Democrat defense strategy, play dumb and pretend you know nothing. You know how that works right SS?

  17. apache_ip says:

    We will see a lot more of this prosecution of Republicans via the legal system if the Democrats get more firmly entrenched. They have no scruples at all. They use every tool at their disposal.

  18. TomAnon says:

    Lewisburg for Lewis Libby, nice…. You know I do not feel sorry for people convicted of a crime by a jury of their peers. I know, I know, the reasons this is a travesty; however, the judicial system has decided and he must do his time. Appeals and protests are not for sure things at all. A Presidential pardon would be really stupid as well. Perhaps upon leaving office, the President could have his record expunged. That would seem the fair thing to do. If you play the politcal game in DC, sometimes you get burned. It is scary that now you can go to jail for politics. I wonder if that will change the game in DC. I do not think so.

    Yes, Lewisburg is a nasty place. Kind of looks Bastille-ish ehh Soothie?

  19. Retired Spook says:

    We will see a lot more of this prosecution of Republicans via the legal system if the Democrats get more firmly entrenched.

    Kinda gives new meaning to the old phrase, “nice guys finish last”, doesn’t it. Now the question is, do we want to get down in the gutter with them and be “competitive”, or do we want to continue to be “nice guys” and finish last. Best argument I’ve seen yet for a strong (and honest) 3rd party. Crosspatch suggested the “Common Sense Party” a while back. Since both honesty and common sense are sorely lacking in our two present major parties, I would expand that to the “Honest, Common Sense Party.

  20. apache_ip says:

    Now the question is, do we want to get down in the gutter with them and be “competitive”, or do we want to continue to be “nice guys” and finish last.

    It is a true conundrum. Neither choice is appealing. And I do hate being forced to choose between the lesser of two evils.

    I like yours and Crosspatch’s idea for a “Honest, Common Sense Party”. But is that really viable? I wish it was, but I don’t think it is.

    I don’t have an answer for your question. I suppose if it gets much worse, we will be forced to get down in the gutter with them. I hope it doesn’t come to that.