's former chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, was convicted Tuesday of lying and obstructing a leak investigation that reached into the highest levels of the Bush administration.
Libby is the highest-ranking White House official to be convicted of a felony since the -Contra scandal of the mid-1980s. The case brought new attention to the Bush administration's much-criticized handling of weapons of mass destruction intelligence in the run-up to the war.
Pray for Mr. Lewis "Scooter" Libby and his wife [ "As the verdicts were read, Libby's wife ( Harriet Grant ) choked out a sob and sank her head. Moments later, she embraced the defence attorneys." ].