The WSJ quotes some lawyers who say the big lesson of the trial is that those under investigation should invoke their Fifth Amendment privilege and just shut up.I'm not lawyer but I play one in my living room. Seems to me if you invoke the Fifth, then you're offered immunity. Once that's offered you can no longer take the fifth and refuse to testify without going to jail. So you go ahead and testify with immunity. That's great except if you're acting as a the designated "firewall" for the administration, protecting Cheney and Bush. So then you decide to lie while testifying with immunity. That would immediately terminate the immunity agreement and you're back where you started.
The WSJ calls on Bush to pardon Libby right away and characterizes the conviction as "a travesty of justice."Boy, that's going to be a tough sell giving the quality of the prosecution and the amount of Bush's political capital. But I think conservatives believe they can sell anything .... which may be so.
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