FBI Agent Outlines Libby Perjury Case

Bond described what she and FBI Inspector Jack Eckenrode asked Libby about his July 8, 2003, meeting with New York Times reporter Judith Miller. Bond recalled that Libby told the FBI agents that he discussed the National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq's WMD programs and that "the vice president told him he wanted to get it out to the public. ... Mr. Libby told us he discussed the NIE with her."

Bond said Libby told the FBI he had no recollection of discussing Joseph Wilson's wife with Miller.

Libby defense attorney Ted Wells sharply questioned Bond about her work on the case, revealing that her first day working on the case was Oct. 14, 2003, the day she interviewed Libby. The investigation had been opened two weeks earlier by the Justice Department at the request of the CIA.

Wells reviewed a report that Bond filed after the first interview with Libby and questioned her about why she didn't write down what Libby's previous attorney Joseph Tate told investigators.

The trial was delayed today after prosecutors and Libby's defense attorneys debated the submission of several exhibits, which included statements made by former White House spokesman Scott McClellan that Libby and other White House officials were not involved in the leak.

The jury only began hearing Bond's testimony in the afternoon. The defense will continue its cross examination of Bond next week when the trial resumes. Fitzgerald said the government expects to be done with its part of the case on Tuesday.

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