President Bush grants clemency for Libby
Last updated 7/12/2007 at Noon
Saying that the sentence of former Vice President Cheney’s Chief of Staff, I. “Scooter” Libby, was excessive, President Bush granted a degree of clemency by dropping the entire jail sentence imposed by the judge in the case.
The whole essence of the case was simply stated by Federal Prosecutor Fitzgerald: there was evidence that someone in the administration purposely disclosed the identity of an undercover CIA agent and that Libby lied to a Grand Jury to prevent the disclosure of that act of treason. After a lengthy trial, Libby was convicted of lying to cover up that very serious c...