ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 06, 2007
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(Washington: Pierre Thomas) The conviction of former White House aide Lewis "Scooter" Libby for obstruction in the release of the name of undercover CIA agent Valerie Plame reviewed; courtroom sketches shown; details given about the background to the trial involving the administration's strike back against Ambassador Joe Wilson. [Defense attorney Ted WELLS†- says Libby is innocent.] Statement from Vice President Dick Cheney quoted. [Special prosecutor Patrick FITZGERALD†- comments on the trial.] [Juror Denis COLLINS†- says Libby was the fall guy; notes the jury's sympathy for Libby.]
(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas, George Stephanopoulos) The administration's reaction to the verdict, the chances of a presidential pardon, how the White House will try to hold the line despite the Democrats' pressure and the schism between Cheney and President Bush discussed.