Fugitive billionaire commodities trader Marc Rich, who, along with his business partner Pincus Green, had been convicted of tax evasion and illegal trading with Iran, and who, with Green, was ultimately pardoned by President Bill Clinton, was a client whom Leonard Garment had hired Libby to help represent around the spring of 1985, after Rich and Green had first engaged Garment. Libby stopped representing Rich in the spring of 2000; early in March 2001, at a "contentious" Congressional hearing to review Clinton's pardons, Libby testified that he thought the prosecution's case against Rich "misconstrued the facts and the law".Nice. FUGITIVE Rich was on the FBI's Top Ten wanted list. The BIGGEST Tax Evader in US History at the time and Scooter 'thought' Rich was being unfairly targeted. Yeah, right. And I don't know where the idea came from that Scooter was some loyal GOP stalwart. He wasn't. He was just another hired gun scumbag lawyer.
He should be rotting in prison just for defending Marc Rich.
I am amazed at the persistence of this misinformation. Libby advised Rich years before on a tax issue. He did not represent him or have anything to do with his pardon which was handled by Clinton friend and former appointee, Jack Quinn.
And if you’d bother to read the article, the author is not claiming that Libby deserves a pardon because he is a Republican stalwart.Rather, that he merits one because he’s innocent. And he is.
You make a good point. Libby did work for Cheney and if Cheney wants him pardoned, I’m sure all he has to do is say the word.