Jurors in I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby's perjury trial were certain of the former vice presidential aide's guilt, but they also harbored sympathy for him as a "fall guy," one of them said Tuesday after the verdict.Hmm... he was doing the VP's dirty work? Nah, who'd believe that?
Denis Collins, a Washington resident and self-described registered Democrat, said he and fellow jurors found that passing judgment on Libby was "unpleasant."
But in the final analysis, he said jurors found Libby's story just too hard to believe.
"It was just very hard to believe how he could remember it on a Tuesday and forget it on a Thursday and then remember it two days later," Collins told reporters outside U.S. District Court. "Having said that, I will say that there was a tremendous amount of sympathy for Mr. Libby on the jury."
"It was said a number of times, 'What are we doing with this guy here? Where's Rove ... where are these other guys?'
"We're not saying we didn't think Mr. Libby was guilty of the things we found him guilty of, but it seemed like ... he was the fall guy."
Collins said the jury believed Libby was "tasked by the vice president to go and talk to reporters."
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
Scooter "The Fall Guy" Libby
Libby is guilty, but he was fall guy. No sh*t.