Why Bother Going To Court When You’re Likely To Get A Pardon?
One possible reason why Libby isn’t pursuing his case.
Another reason? As the WAPO reported in 2005, a trial could pit Libby’s interests against those of the White House.
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If Libby’s case goes to trial…many White House officials — including Cheney himself –…could be forced to testify about how they handled intelligence, dealt with the media and built the argument for the Iraq war, according to people close to the case. Republicans worry that Libby’s court fight will force President Bush to deal with the prospect of top officials testifying and embarrassing disclosures of how the White House operates and treats critics
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