Katie Couric's Notebook: The Libby Verdict
Notebook: Libby's Verdict
Big news today: Scooter Libby, Vice President Cheney's former chief of staff, was convicted by a jury of perjury and obstruction of justice. He becomes the highest-ranking White House official to be convicted of a felony since Iran-Contra 20 years ago. He faces up to 30 years behind bars.
The case grew out of an investigation into the illegal leak of CIA analyst Valerie Plame's identity...supposedly as payback for her husband's criticisms of the Iraq war.
This is a BAD day for the White House, when it learned once again that the cover-up can be worse than the crime.
And, for the rest of us, it's an IMPORTANT day, a reminder that revealing the name of a CIA agent is against the law -- and so is lying about it.
As CBS News Legal Analyst Andrew Cohen told us: "This is a day the spinning stopped...when a group of ordinary citizens called to account a high official."
That's a page from my notebook.
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- 16-year-old finds a new way to detect cancer
- WH Benghazi emails have different quotes than earlier reported
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- 8-year-old fights to get WWII vet recognition he deserves
- Judgment against alleged Fla. bully surprises everyone
- Motive discovered for Boston marathon bombings
- On the Road: Cop with record number of complaints
- How "Code Red" saved lives during tornadoes
- 5/17: Congress grills acting IRS commissioner: the student and the vet
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- Teen science genius is ahead of the class
- Final countdown to record Powerball jackpot
- Mississippi rethinks solitary confinement