Libby Defense: Cheney May Be Too Damaging For Stand

Some in the defense team believe the prosecutor's presentation has been strong and persuasive and therefore would open both Cheney and Libby up to a grilling when they were cross-examined, which would not help sway the jury, the source with knowledge of the discussions said.

It was the expectation of the defense team to put both Libby and Cheney on the stand to help buttress its case, the source said.

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