If you have lost track of the Scooter Libby trial, this week should see final arguments and a verdict on the perjury charges against Dick Cheney's Dick Cheney. The defense rested last week after failing to call either Libby or Cheney to the stand in Libby's defense, as they once had threatened. After Libby's grand jury testimony was played for the jury, and any shred of credibility Libby had left was gone, there was no point in having Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald gut Libby like a fish.
Now we know it was a whole confederacy of dunces in the administration that leaked Valerie Plame's CIA identity to whomever in the press they could manage to phone. And that they all tried to cover it up, and that Joe Wilson was right all along.
Firedoglake has been on top of the trial, with analysis and liveblogging. Jeralyn Merritt speculates as to how Libby's defense hopes the jury might find some reasonable doubt.
- Barry Orton