Libby Found Guilty

March 6, 2007

After ten days of deliberations the verdict in the trial of former White House aide Lewis "Scooter" Libby has been reached.

Libby was found guilty Tuesday of obstruction, perjury, and lying to the FBI about an investigation into the leak of a CIA's agent's secret identity.

Jurors heard from 19 witnesses during the five week trial. A White House spokesman says that President Bush is "saddened" for the former White House aide and his family.

Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald, who lead the investigation says it's sad that such a high level official "obstructed justice and lied under oath."

Libby is the highest ranking White House official to be convicted of a felony since the Iran-Contra scandal.

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