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Fleischer: Scooter Libby was ‘justly convicted’ for perjury.

By Matt Corley  

"Fleischer: Scooter Libby was ‘justly convicted’ for perjury."

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In March 2007, a federal jury convicted Scooter Libby, the former chief of staff to Vice President Cheney, on four charges of lying and obstructing an investigation into the leaking of undercover CIA agent Valerie Plame’s identity. At the time, conservatives claimed that the trial “should not have resulted in perjury and obstruction-of-justice charges against Libby.” But on MSNBC’s Hardball last night, former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer, who testified during Libby’s trial, disagreed, saying that the jury made the right decision:

MATTHEWS: Do you believe that Scooter Libby was justly convicted on the charges he was convicted of? That’s another point in the book.

FLEISCHER: I do.

MATTHEWS: Because you believe he did lie under oath and he obstructed justice. You believe that.

FLEISCHER: I do.

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