Skip to comments.Sources: President Trump poised to pardon Scooter Libby, Dick Cheney's former chief of staff
Posted on 04/12/2018 6:37:00 PM PDT by ethom
President Donald Trump is poised to pardon Scooter J. Libby, the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, according to sources familiar with the presidents thinking.
The president has already signed off on the pardon, which is something he has been considering for several months, sources told ABC News.
The move would mark another controversial pardon for Trump and could raise questions as an increasing number of the presidents political allies have landed themselves in legal jeopardy. The White House has repeatedly said that no pardons are currently on the table for people caught up in the Russia investigation.
Libby was convicted in 2007 of lying to the FBI and obstruction of justice in the investigation into the leak of the identity of Valerie Plame, a former covert CIA operative. Then-President George Bush commuted Libby's 30-month sentence, sparing him prison time, but didn't pardon him.
After Libby claimed that he couldn't have been the source of the leak, multiple people came forward to testify that they learned of Plame's identity from Libby prior to when Libby said he had first received the information.
At trial, Libby claimed to have simply forgotten he actually learned about the identity from Cheney a month before he said he had.
Since the conviction, Libby has since had his law license restored and former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell restored his voting rights in 2013.
Many conservatives have been urging a pardon for Libby, including attorneys Joe diGenova and his wife, Victoria Toensing.
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Excellent! Long overdue!
More winning. (but let us see it happen, not just forecast!)
screw the deep state, let the pardons begin!
Mueller is in fast forward because he knows potus has immense constuutional power. and THERE IS NO COLLUSION!
time for our guy to lay the wood to the deep staters
Taking a dump on the deep state....what’s not to like.
Not that it’s possible, but he just went up in my book. It’s about time someone did....
potus should announce a new conservative pardon every Friday at 5pm to anatagonize the deep state! Oliie North etc
Doing the work that 43 should have done the same day as the plea was made.
exactly. time to go to the matresses
Mueller was a fool to pull that Cohen stunt. He now has a major portion of the legal system furious whether they say so in public or not. Because the message he sent was if we don't like your client we'll come after you, and that, for any attorney in the business, is a declaration of war.
He should issue a blanket pardon to anyone that wants to MAGA!!!!!
I love this guy. I really do.
Why didn’t GWB pardon him? Was this one of the first cases of “guilty until proven innocent”?
May this be the first of many more.
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