Daily Snapshot of the Libby Trial


Updated: Wednesday, February 28, 2007; 4:01 PM

Witnesses, in order of appearance:
Deborah S. Bond, FBI agent
Matthew Cooper, former Time magazine reporter
Judith Miller, former New York Times reporter
Ari Fleisher, former White House Press Secretary
Cathie Martin, Vice President Cheney's former press aide
Robert Grenier, high-ranking CIA official
Tim Russert, Washington bureau chief for NBC News
Walter Pincus, Washington Post reporter
Bob Woodward, Washington Post assistant managing editor
Robert Novak, syndicated columnist
Glenn Kessler, Washington Post reporter
David Sanger, New York Times reporter
Evan Thomas, Newsweek reporter

Day-by-day synopsis:

Feb. 27: The 11 remaining jurors sent the judge a note asking for clarification on one of the five counts in the case.
Jurors Ask for Clarification in CIA Leak Case (Post, Feb. 28, 2007)

Feb. 26: A juror who was inadvertently exposed to media reports about the trial was dismissed. The judge declared deliberations would continue with the 11 remaining jurors.
Juror Dismissed in CIA Leak Trial (Post, Feb. 27, 2007)

Day 13, Feb. 13: Libby's legal team announced that neither he nor Vice President Cheney would testify. The defense rested its case.
Libby Defense to Rest Without Testimony by Him or Cheney (Post, Feb. 14, 2007)

Day 12, Feb. 12: A half dozen journalists testify that Libby never mentioned an undercover CIA officer to them.
Journalists Testify That Libby Never Mentioned CIA Officer (Post, Feb. 13, 2007)

Day 11, Feb. 8:Tim Russert is grilled by defense attorneys who suggest that the journalist may have had a grudge against Libby. Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald rests his case.
Prosecution Rests Case In Libby's Perjury Trial (Post, Feb. 9, 2007)

Day 10, Feb. 7: Tim Russert, the Washington bureau chief for NBC News, disputed I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby's assertion that the journalist revealed the identity of an undercover CIA officer to him during a telephone call in the summer of 2003.
Russert Says He Didn't Tell Libby About CIA Officer (Post, Feb. 8, 2007)

Day 9, Feb. 6: Vice President Cheney and other White House officials regarded former ambassador Wilson's accusations that the president misled the nation in going to war in Iraq as a major political attack, Libby told jurors via audiotapes. He added that in summer 2003, Cheney and the officials held daily talks about how to debunk the charges.
Libby Says Cheney 'Disturbed' by Wilson's Claims (Post, Feb. 7, 2007)

Day 8, Feb. 5: Jurors listened to tapes of Libby's grand jury testimony. Per the tapes, during those earlier proceedings Libby said Vice President Cheney told him about Plame's CIA status in June 2003, but that the vice president did not tell him that information was "super-super-secret."
Jurors Listen to Libby's Grand Jury Tapes (Post, Feb. 6, 2007)

Day 7, Feb. 1: An FBI agent testified that Libby omitted some facts in interviews. Agent Deborah S. Bond, who interviewed Libby during the CIA leak investigation, said Libby did not reveal disclosing the identity of undercover CIA officer Valerie Plame to reporters.
Libby Left Out Some Facts In Interviews, FBI Agent Says (Post, Feb. 2, 2007)

Day 6, Jan. 31: Former Time magazine reporter Matthew Cooper said Libby confided that the wife of an Iraq war critic worked at the CIA.
Ex-Time Reporter Testifies in Libby Trial (Post, Feb 1., 2007)

Day 5, Jan. 30: Former New York Times reporter Judith Miller told jurors that an irritated Libby told her that the wife of an Iraq war critic worked at the CIA. Libby had told investigators he believed he first learned that information from another journalist about three weeks later.
Reporter's Account Hurts Libby Defense (Post, Jan. 31, 2007)

Day 4, Jan. 29: Former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer testified under immunity agreement that Libby divulged Valerie Plame's identity to him in July 2003. That is three days earlier than Libby told investigators he first learned of the undercover CIA operative.
Former Press Secretary Says Libby Told Him of Plame (Post, Jan. 30, 2007)

Day 3, Jan. 25: Vice President Cheney's former press aide, Cathie Martin, said the vice president personally orchestrated his office's efforts to rebut allegations that the administration used flawed intelligence to justify the war in Iraq and discredit a war critic. Ex-Aide Says Cheney Led Rebuttal Effort (Post, Jan. 26, 2007)

Day 2, Jan. 24: A former high-ranking CIA official testified that an agitated Libby called him to ask what he knew about a CIA-sponsored trip to Niger. Ex-Associate Deputy Director Robert Grenier said he hurried to relay any information about former ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV, the man behind news reports of the trip that had Libby so concerned.
Ex-CIA Official Testifies About Libby's Calls (Post, Jan. 25, 2007)

Day 1, Jan. 23: An attorney for Libby contended that the White House made Libby a scapegoat to conceal that top White House adviser Karl Rove helped disclose an undercover CIA officer's identity.
Defense Portrays Libby as Scapegoat (Post, Jan. 24, 2007)

Compiled by Sharon McLoone, washingtonpost.com

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