Fox News correspondent Megyn Kelly & Fox News chief judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano
"Most Americans don't care about Scooter Libby and don't know what he did. So the question becomes, should you care? And the answer is yes. President Bush said in his 2003 State of the Union address that, according to the British government, Saddam tried to get uranium for nuclear weapons from Africa. Joseph Wilson, who investigated the uranium deal, then wrote an article saying that the president over-hyped the Africa story. Scooter Libby, Vice President Cheney's Chief of Staff, apparently didn't like what Wilson was doing, and told some reporters that Wilson's wife, Valerie Plame, worked at the CIA. In some cases it's a crime to 'out' a CIA employee. On July 14, 2003 columnist Robert Novak wrote about Ms. Plame's CIA job, and the investigation began into who leaked the information. Mr. Libby told a grand jury he did not provide info about Ms. Plame, but a jury decided that he lied. The Factor didn't cover Libby very much because I had no idea what happened. Unlike the left wing press, which convicted Libby even before the trial began, we try to be fair in our analysis. Partisans on the right were also at fault - some of them acquitted Libby before the trial started. Talking Points is tired of the partisan nonsense, and tired of powerful people not following the rules the regular folks have to follow. Libby has paid a huge price for his deceit. He played the revenge game and it all went bad. Which reminds me of an old Chinese proverb: 'when seeking revenge, bring two shovels.'"
For more on the Libby case, The Factor
called on the expertise of FNC analysts Megyn Kelly and Judge Andrew Napolitano. "Perjury strikes at the heart of the judicial system," Napolitano stated, "and when someone commits perjury - no less than a high ranking government official - it has to be prosecuted." Kelly agreed that Libby had to be held accountable for his crimes. "If he lied under oath it is an extraordinary crime. And according to the special prosecutor and the jury, Libby obstructed the investigation into what happened." But The Factor
questioned whether Libby should have even been investigated to begin with. "The jury says Libby lied in front of the grand jury. But if Plame didn't have protected status, there was no reason to have a criminal investigation in the first place."News Link: Libby found guilty on 4 counts