Libby Trial: Scooter Feared Being Scapegoat for Rove

Libby defense attorney Ted Wells stated in his opening argument that his client feared “being a scapegoat” and “being set up” by “people in the White House” trying to “protect Karl Rove.”

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  1. legion says:

    Heh. From what I’ve been able to piece together, it’s looking more like Libby’s going to become a scapegoat for Cheney. I wonder if that will make prison food taste better…

  2. Anderson says:

    I understand the breaking-news aspect of each element of the argument, but spreading it out over a dozen posts makes any reader discussion a bit difficult.

    Maybe have a “comment thread” every so often? Am I the only one struck by this?