Does Scooter Stand a Chance?
Posted on Jan 30, 2007
Conflicted journalist Judith Miller added her damning testimony to a mounting heap on Tuesday, saying “Scooter” Libby did in fact reveal to her that Joseph Wilson’s wife worked at the CIA. With more and more witnesses contradicting Libby’s account of events, his trial is starting to feel like a technicality on the way to a pardon.
Former New York Times reporter Judith Miller testified today that the vice president’s former chief of staff first mentioned a war critic’s wife worked at the CIA in a confidential conversation June 23.
Miller said that in a meeting at the Old Executive Office Building a “very irritated and angry” I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby told her that the CIA was trying to unfairly blame the White House for bad intelligence. In that context, she said, Libby complained that a former ambassador accusing the administration of twisting intelligence—Joseph C. Wilson IV—had a wife who worked at the CIA.
Miller told a jury in Libby’s perjury trial that Libby also mentioned Wilson’s wife to her in a July 8 breakfast meeting she had with Libby at the dining room of the St. Regis Hotel.