Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Testimony ends in Libby perjury trial

Both sides rested today on Libby's perjury trial. The court will hear closing arguments next tuesday and the jury should get the case by midweek.

The defense did not have Libby or Cheney testify, even though there was a great deal of debate regarding Libby's testimony. This decision could deal a heavy blow to the defense's case. In addition, the judge would not allow the testimony of CIA briefers that concerned classified national security issues. They were expected to explain that Libby misspoke due to national security matters.

The defense tried to explain their decision against Libby and Cheney's testimony after the jury left for the day. They claimed that Libby's testimony would not help the case and they did not need Cheney's testimony.

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