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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...



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