Friday, October 28, 2005

Indictment Thoughts

Having read through the indictment, it seems as though the prosecutor has a very strong case for perjury, making false statements and obstruction against Scooter Libby. Supposedly Libby is a smart guy, so it is hard to understand why he would do something so stupid. (Was he protecting someone? His boss perhaps?) The strength of the indictment certainly makes it difficult for those on the right to attack it.

But the indictment doesn't answer a number of questions, including whether the was an underlying crime. Maybe Fitzgerald will answer that at the press conference, or perhaps another indictment may be coming down the pike.

Now supposedly Rove's lawyers were able to cast enough doubt on his probable indictment that Fitzgerald held off for a while. My guess is that that indictment will be coming next week.