Libby Defense: Cheney Won't Testify


During the cross-examination, Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald alluded to the previous testimony of former New York Times reporter Judith Miller when she described meeting Libby at the St. Regis hotel on July 8, 2003, for a two-hour breakfast meeting to discuss Iraq, and intelligence reports about weapons of mass destruction.

Miller had testified that she also may have discussed outspoken Iraq War critic Wilson and his wife, Valerie Wilson, that day.

Fitzgerald aimed to show that Libby viewed his meeting with Miller as important, given his busy schedule and the other national security threats on his plate.

Fitzgerald asked Hannah, "Is it fair to say if you went to Mr. Libby and say 'how 'bout we go take an hour and get a cup coffee' he would probably not have time for that?"

Hannah responded, "It would be harder, but I wouldn't say it wouldn't happen. … Scooter takes time for me if I need it."

Fitzgerald followed up. "But if he gave an hour or two that week, it would be something Mr. Libby would think was important."

"In regard to me, yes," Hannah responded.

Libby was indicted in a five-count indictment for allegedly obstructing justice, lying to the FBI and committing perjury in telling investigators that he learned about the identity of CIA officer Valerie Wilson from Tim Russert of NBC News.

Closing arguments for the case are set for Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007.

  • 1
  • |
  • 2
Join the Discussion
You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Please click here to upgrade your browser in order to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus
You Might Also Like...
See It, Share It
PHOTO: Firefighters rescue a woman who got stuck in a chimney in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Ventura County Fire Department
PHOTO: Up in Ash: Mount Sinabung Erupting
Tibt Nangin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
PHOTO: Defendant Jodi Arias testifies about killing Travis Alexander in 2008 during her murder trial in Phoenix, Feb. 20, 2013.
Charlie Leight/The Arizona Republic/AP Photo
PHOTO: Attendees gather during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts, Sept. 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images