Rich Galen has offered up a short but clever strategy for Libby that relies on the reported conversations among key news figures in the case with their colleagues. If you aren't familiar with him, Rich Galen is very funny:
"If I were Scooter Libby's defense attorney, here's what I would do:
I would call Judith Miller and ask her about her conversation with Jill Abramson. I would call Abramson and ask her if she remembered that conversation.
I would call Bob Woodward and ask him about his conversation with Walter Pincus. I would call Pincus and ask him if he remembered that conversation.
I would tell the jury, in my closing argument, that these four nationally recognized journalists — who are trained from birth to take care in remembering what they say and what they hear — disagree on whether or not these conversations ever happened.
Scooter Libby, who has dozens of such conversations per day — thousands per month — should not be penalized for not remembering the details of discussions years after they took place.
The defense rests. "
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