During his October 28 press conference following the indictment of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby for perjury, obstruction of justice, and false statements, special counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald noted that, had witnesses testified "when the subpoenas were issued in August 2004," indictments would have come "in October 2004 instead of October 2005."
The Boston Post Nov. 1, 2005
Transcript of Fitzgerald News Conference on October 28, 2005
FITZGERALD: I would have wished nothing better that, when the subpoenas were issued in August 2004, witnesses testified then, and we would have been here in October 2004 instead of October 2005.
And John Kerry would be president now.
Libby is a scoundrel who deserves to be convicted for treason.
A pardon will only exacerbate the incendiary sense that the Republicans
stand for treachery and deceit.