NBC’s Tim Russert testified Wednesday he never discussed Valerie Plame with I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, contradicting Libby’s version to a grand jury in the CIA leak investigation. NewsHour reports on the latest in the Libby perjury and obstruction trial.
Jury selection began Tuesday in the trial of Vice President Dick Cheney’s former chief of staff I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby. Libby is accused of perjury and obstruction of justice in the investigation into the leak of CIA operative Valerie Plame’s identity. Continue reading
Saddam Hussein was sentenced to death by hanging Sunday for his role in mass killings in 1982, causing mixed reactions. Capital sentences in Iraq are automatically appealed. John Burns of The New York Times discusses the appeals process, which could conclude in January. Continue reading
Following the announcement that terror suspects had been held in secret facilities, President Bush pressed Congress Thursday to approve military tribunals for terror suspects. Sens. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) and John Sununu (R.-N.H.) debate the proposal. Continue reading
Widely condemned for his role in the largest corporate bankruptcy in history, Enron founder Kenneth Lay, who died Wednesday at the age of 64, leaves behind many unanswered questions. Two experts discuss the unaswered questions of Lay’s life and the Enron trial. Continue reading
A Russian judge sentenced the only known surviving hostage-taker of the 2004 Beslan school siege to life in prison, prompting an angry outburst from mothers of some of the victims who stormed the cage where the Chechen militant stood. Continue reading
Zacarias Moussaoui was formally sentenced Thursday to life in prison for his role in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. A New York Times reporter, who was in the courtroom for the sentencing, discusses the day’s events. Continue reading