Ted Wells - Literal Cry For Injustice...
All I ask is use your common sense, life experiences, don’t base your verdict on speculation. Common sense will tell you that the Government has not established guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
This is where I started. I read this already in terms of what evidence has shown again. He gave his best good faith recollection. Any mistakes were innocent mistakes. He had no knowledge that Wilson’s job status was classified. He did not push reporters to write about Valerie Wilson. He did not leak to Robert Novak. Richard Armitage did. He is an innocent person. He had no motive to lie.
Is there another slide?
See, I almost made it. I did make it.
All I can do is trust in you. I told you that when we chose you, we had already accomplished the most important part of the case. We made a decision that you and you alone would be the judges.
For some of you, this is probably one of the most important jobs you’ll ever have sitting in judgment of another human being. It is an enormous responsibility. All I will say to you is follow Judge Walton’s instructions. Trust in the evidence. Trust in the evidence and trust in each other.
Be the protector of the integrity of your deliberation process. If somebody begins to go off track and starts to have a situation where Mr. Libby has to prove his innocence as opposed to the Government has to prove his guilt, help that person. Somebody starts to speculate, help that person. If somebody starts to say, oh, you know, he’s a Republican. He worked for Cheney. You know, let’s do him, you know, help that person.
We started off talking about protecting Karl Rove sacrificing Scooter Libby. That’s written in the Vice President’s own handwriting. I say to you, don’t in this case sacrifice Scooter Libby for how you may feel about the war in Iraq or how you feel about the Bush Administration. Don’t sacrifice Scooter Libby.
Treat him the way he deserves to be treated. He got up every morning and worked 12 hour days to be the National Security Advisor to this country. You look at what he did. You give him a fair shake. You analyze it. You analyze it fairly. And fight any temptation of filtering how you analyze your views, be you a Democrat or whatever party.
This is a man with a wife, with two children and nobody has come in here and said he’s been a bad person, done anything wrong. He is a good person. He has been under my protection for the last month. I give him to you. I ask you at the end of the case, vote not guilty on each and every count and give him back to me. [rub onion in eyes]
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