On or about July 12, 2003, Libby flew with the Vice President and others to and from Norfolk, Virginia on Air Force Two. On his return trip, Libby discussed with other officials aboard the plane what Libby should say in response to certain pending media inquiries, including questions from Time reporter Matthew Cooper.
The vice president needed to come on television and humanize himself a little bit to say that it was the worst day of his life and that he really was deeply concerned. I am not sure this is going to be enough, though. I suspect there will continue to be a lot of pressure for him to answer more questions.