Trump expected to pardon Scooter Libby

Finally, neither Mr. Trump nor his thoroughly outmatched legal team knows the full exposure he or potential witnesses face.

Trump said he does not know Libby, but "for years I have heard that he has been treated unfairly".

While Trump has had no relationship or expressed interest in Libby's case to date, conservatives have long regarded the prosecution as an example of a special counsel overstepping its original mandate. "Every case should be reviewed on their own merits".

"Now he's being pardoned for it, which suggests of course that Mr. Trump is willing to allow people to violate the essence of our defense structure, our national security, our intelligence apparatus and essentially get away with it", he added. "But the facts have not changed".

Libby was convicted by a jury in 2007 of perjury, obstructing justice and making false statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation when he lied about leaking Plame's identity.

President Trump has pardoned a former White House aide who exposed an undercover Central Intelligence Agency agent during the presidency of George W Bush.

"For over a dozen years we have suffered under the weight of a bad injustice", Libby said. He adds that Trump "recognized this wrong and would not let it persist".

It turns out, moreover, that Mr. Cheney was wrongly convicted.


A White House spokeswoman says President Donald Trump's pardoning of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby wasn't intended as a message to special counsel Robert Mueller in the Russian Federation probe. He had already been reinstated to the bar by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

In a twist, Fitzgerald was appointed by James Comey, deputy attorney general at the time.

The White House also said that Libby's past government service and his record since his conviction have been "similarly unblemished, and he continues to be held in high regard by his colleagues and peers".

Libby's allies have claimed he was the victim of an overzealous special counsel, and have said his statements reflected differences in memory between himself and other witnesses, not an intent to lie. Some argued that, as Hamilton put it, “the supposition of the connivance of the Chief Magistrate ought not to be entirely excluded.” In the end, though, they chose to give, even for treason, the pardon power to the president alone.

Libby served as Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff.

"I am grateful to day that President Trump righted that incorrect by issuing Scooter, & rdquo with the pardon". He hasn't gone through the pardon office.

Why didn't Bush pardon Libby? "So one certainly suspects there's a message". "This is a sad moment for our democracy and justice system". As I noted above, George W. Bush refused to pardon Libby - a move that enraged Cheney. She said that Libby had a fair trial and that "President's Trump's pardon is not based on the truth". "It would also mean he was forgiving a former official who was convicted in a case involving leaks despite Mr. Trump's repeated inveighing against those who disclose information to reporters", the New York Times stated.


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