Libby Trial: Fitzgerald Notes White House Denial of Leak
Again belying his contention that this trial is not about politics, Patrick Fitzgerald highlighted and discussed at length in his opening statement Scott McClellan’s 29 September 2003 denial, “If anyone in this administration was involved in it, they would no longer be in this administration.” He then noted a categorical statement from the White House the following month that Libby was the leaker.
That has zero to do with whether Libby lied to a grand jury. It has everything to do with the political climate.
Further, as Fitzgerald already admitted, Libby was in fact not the one who told Bob Novak about Valerie Plame.