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Thursday, March 08, 2007

Did Libby's Lawyers Suck Or ...?

In opening statements, Libby's lawyer intimated that Libby would take the stand and that Karl Rove and Dick Cheney would be called as witnesses. Of course, none of that happened leaving the jury with a big "WTF?" on their minds.

Defense lawyers generally don't go out on a limb in opening without being able to deliver. Are we really to believe that Libby's lawyers were this bad - making promises upon which they could not deliver?

Or did something happen during the trial upon which they decided it was more beneficial to Scooter to keep his yap shut and to not call (& expose to massive embarassment) Rove and Cheney?

Was Libby promised a pardon if he bit the bullet?

I find that easier to believe than an assertion by some that Lbby's lawyers were incompetent in making the opening they made.

3 Comments:

  • I remember reading an analysis of the closing by someone at dKos or FDL (or both). Fitzgerald brought all this up in closing. When scoot's attorney got up to deliver his closing he was visibly pissed off and spent a good chunk of time defending himself, forget about the client. Could be they were incompetent in opening, or closing. Could be that deals were made.

    Personally, I think the scootster will have a sudden heart attack, "die" and never have to serve a day in prison. You know these guys, if a plan works, why not stick with it.

    By Anonymous ykwia, at 4:34 PM  

  • ikwya,

    Is that what they're doing in Iraq?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:14 PM  

  • ykwia:

    maybe scooter's got a hacienda in paraguay. He and kenny lay can be roomates!

    By Anonymous webhub, at 7:58 PM  

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