How Conveeeeeenient.

2 comments February 3rd, 2006at 10:58am Posted by Eli

This doesn’t sound fishy at all…

A federal judge on Friday set former White House aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby’s trial date in the CIA leak case for January 2007, two months after the midterm congressional elections.

The trial for Libby, who faces perjury and obstruction of justice charges, will begin with jury selection Jan. 8, said U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton. Walton said he had hoped to start the trial in September but one of Libby’s lawyers had a scheduling conflict that made an earlier date impractical.

Walton said he does not like “to have a case linger” but had no choice because Libby attorney Ted Wells will be tied up for 10 weeks in another case.

Granted, I am not a professional law-talking guy, but 14-15 months seems like an awfully long time between indictment and trial…

Entry Filed under: Libby/Plame,Politics

2 Comments

  • 1. Neil Shakespeare  |  February 3rd, 2006 at 5:39 pm

    No shit?! Jesus Christ, somebody should demand an explanation of this shit. Busy lawyer? Let him cancel his fucking vacation in Aspen! Shitheads. Oh, Karl’s got this one covered up nice, doesn’t he?

  • 2. flory  |  February 3rd, 2006 at 9:32 pm

    Walton said he had hoped to start the trial in September…..Libby attorney Ted Wells will be tied up for 10 weeks in another case.

    Let’s say mid-September just for the helluvit — plus ten weeks gets us to late November by my count….an extra month-plus for wiggle room?


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