Sunday, April 02, 2006
Libby's lawyers are trying to get the case against Libby thrown out on the grounds that Fitzgerald's "unsupervised and undirected power...requires that he be relieved of his duties in the investigation and that all actions he has taken be voided."
In response, Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald is narrowing the description of his powers in an effort to counter calls for dismissal of the criminal case he brought against Vice President Dick Cheney’s former chief of staff.
Am I wrong to view this as Libby's attempts to weasel out being prosecuted for lying under oath?
Am I wrong in also wondering if Libby may actually succeed, in that Fitz wouldn't be seeking to narrow the description of his powers if he thought the assertion that his appointment violated Federal law was specious?
From any legal eagles out there, comments would be appreciated.
Read more here and here. Links to primary source material here.