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Libby Trial / Juror interview / A Discussion #854266

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 06, 2007
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The conviction of former White House aide Lewis "Scooter" Libby for obstruction in the release in 2003 of the name of undercover CIA agent Valerie Plame reported. [Defense attorney Ted WELLS†- says we will appeal the conviction.] [Special prosecutor Patrick FITZGERALD†- comments on lying under oath.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with juror Denis Collins about the trial. [Outside the court, COLLINS - comments on the trial.] [COLLINS - says Libby was the fall guy for whoever leaked the name first; agrees Libby had a bad memory; outlines what hurt Libby's defense, including Tim Russert's testimony; defends the jury as discreet.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The timeline of the CIA leak and the Libby affair reviewed; details given about Ambassador Joe Wilson, Iraqi nuclear weapons, President Bush's speech on Iraq, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein seeking uranium, Wilson's op-ed piece in the "New York Times," Robert Novak's identification of Plame as a CIA operative etc.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Jeffrey Toobin and Court TV's Savannah Guthrie† about the verdict in the Libby trial; inset courtroom sketches shown. [GUTHRIE - assesses the verdict, the jury view that Libby was the fall guy.] [TOOBIN - says Russert was the most important witness; reviews the case, the jury's view of Libby and the "crime" of outing Plame.]

Cooper, Anderson

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