Why I should have become a lawyer


6 March 2007, 23.38 CET

Cliff May, today on The Corner:

Over the weekend, I talked with a former federal prosecutor. I said to him: “If Libby were going to lie, surely it would not be about a conversation with Tim Russert. Tim Russert is too famous and too credible. People would believe him, rather than Libby. Libby is smart enough to know that. So if Libby were going to invent a conversation, surely it would be a conversation with someone else—almost anyone else. It makes no sense that Libby would lie about a conversation with Tim Russert and think he’d be believed and Russert would be disbelieved.”

The former prosecutor replied: “Libby’s lawyers would have [been] better off making that argument than the arguments they did make.”