With the release of documents shortly after noon, the federal grand jury probe of the Plame/CIA scandal culminated today with a five-count felony charge for I. Lewis Libby.
The criminal charges were one count of obstruction of justice, two counts of making a false statement and two counts of perjury, all related to the Plame case in 2003 and releasing information to reporters.
Libby immediately resigned his post as chief of staff for Vice President Cheney. According to the New York Daily News, his post will be filled by Cheney's chief counsel David Addington.
The details, according to cable news summaries of documents just released: Libby is accused of lying to FBI agents on Oct. 14 and Nov. 26, 2003; committed perjury on March 5 and 24, 2004; and engaged in obstruction of justice by impeding the investigation.