The Times says that, throughout the interview, Libby "explicitly and repeatedly asserted his innocence" and said that he still thinks that it was actually Russert who mentioned Plame's name to him. According to Libby, "America's leading expert on the science of memory" reviewed his case and concluded that he "could not render a fair decision based on the evidence before the jury."
Says the Times:
The record shows that Scooter Libby did not leak Mrs. Wilson's name to the press, nor did he direct others to do so. The record shows he openly acknowledged that Mr. Cheney had told him Mrs. Wilson's status (although not her name) - so he wasn't, as theorized, trying to cover up for his boss. The record also shows, curiously enough, that when Russert was first interviewed by the FBI, even he said it was possible that Mr. Libby's description of events could have been correct. The FBI report reads: "Mr. Russert acknowledged that he speaks to many people on a daily basis and it is difficult to remember some specific conversations, particularly one which occurred several months ago."The Times piece concludes by suggesting that President Obama should "serve up" a pardon to Mr. Libby. Readers may recall that prosecutors already knew exactly who originally leaked Valerie Plame's name (Richard Armitage) before they pursued Mr. Libby. And, if any law was actually violated by anyone, no one was every charged, much less convicted for the supposed crime. See full article here.