Yep, there it is in a nutshell.
Except he isn’t being tried for leaking that Valerie Plame was a CIA operative.
He is charged with perjury and obstruction of justice.
Libby made false statements to the FBI because he was hiding something. To say that he forgot what he said to who makes perfect sense if you are obfuscating on all fronts. Maybe he should have remembered Ronald Reagan’s famous quote:
“I’m not smart enough to lie”.But what I can’t figure out is why it is a defense that all sorts of government officials were exposing a CIA agent, not just Scooter Libby.
At least they’re not lying about it.