Tuesday, March 06, 2007
Libby attorney vows to fight convictions
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby's attorney vowed to fight to overturn the verdict in the Valerie Plame CIA leak trial, shortly after the former White House aide was found guilty on four of five counts in the case.
"We are very disappointed in the verdict of the jurors," Ted Wells, Libby's attorney told reporters as a silent Libby stood by his side. "Despite our disappointment, in the jury's verdict, we believe in the American justice system, and we believe in the jury system.
"We intend to file a motion for a new trial, and if that is denied we will appeal the conviction," he added.
Wells emphasized that he thinks Libby would be "vindicated" in the case.
-- CNN Producer Dugald McConnell
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