Lynne Cheney: Putting Scooter Libby On Trial ‘Does Not Reflect Well On Our Judicial System’

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Scooter Libby, the former Chief of Staff for Vice President Cheney, has been charged with “obstruction of justice, lying to the FBI and committing perjury before a grand jury.” His trial is scheduled to start in January. Libby’s lawyers plan “to call Cheney as a witness.”

Today on Fox News, Lynne Cheney, the wife of the Vice President, described Libby as “a man who spent a great deal of his life as a dedicated public servant who’s done an awful lot of good.” Ms. Cheney said putting Libby on trial “does not reflect well on our judicial system.” Watch it:

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Transcript:

WALLACE: I’m going to ask you a question. You can answer it or not answer it. Given the fact that it now turns out that Libby wasn’t the one who first leaked the name of Valerie Plame, the CIA officer, what do you think of the fact that he’s the only person who is being tried?

CHENEY: It seems bizarre to me.

WALLACE: In what way?

CHENEY: Well, that’s — I did answer your question.

WALLACE: I’m surprised you answered it that much.

CHENEY: Let’s just stop there. I think it’s bizarre.

WALLACE: That he’s the only one that’s being tried?

CHENEY: I think we’re seeing an instance of a man who spent a great deal of his life as a dedicated public servant,o who’s done an awful lot of good in a situation that does not reflect well on our judicial system.

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