Skip to comments.Scooter Libby: The Witches in Salem Got a Fairer Trial
Posted on 06/11/2007 10:20:39 AM PDT by Bob Leibowitz
Either the concept of "special prosecutor" needs to be done away with once and for all, or we need to agree that in cases where one is appointed trials should be separated from investigations in terms of both personnel and geography.
The Libby case reflects poorly on both the inquisitor and the judge and has resulted in a true and literal miscarriage of justice. The prosecutor investigated until he had helped generate a crime where none was before. The judge excluded witnesses and evidence until the "crime" reached a mass where a DC jury could legitimately seem to find it.
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The decision should not just be upended on appeal, but the judge and prosecutor should be counseled and disciplined.
Mr. President, come down to earth, preferrably American soil, and pardon Mr. Libby, Ramos and Compean, and for Heaven’s sake, BUILD THAT FENCE!
Leaving aside the fence for the moment, if Bush pardons Libby now Libby will have to live with a presumption of guilt for the rest of his life. He and his family have already made the big investment — in terms of both cash and emotions — it’s time to let it ride for another month or two with the hope of walking away both a free man and an innocent one.
He’s got a good shot on his appeal. He needs to take it.
Three chances here: Fat, Slim and None!
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