Readers fascinated by politics and the law will want to pick up this book, which features edited trial transcripts from the federal case against I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, who was convicted of obstruction of justice and making false statements in the investigation of the alleged outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame (in a July, 2003 column by Robert Novak). Murray Waas begins with a detailed chronology of events, a list of people involved in the case and an insightful introduction.
“Murray Waas is our Woodward now...publishing the biggest story in town.”—Jay Rosen, PressThink.Org
“Murray Waas is pretty impressive….he just keeps whaling away with discrete fact after discrete fact until, finally, he sinks the sucker.“—Steve Lovelady, Columbia Journalism Review
“Murray Waas suggests a plausible motive for both Scooter Libby and Karl Rove to have misled the grand jury about Plame.”—Greg Sargent