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Sources: President Trump poised to pardon Scooter Libby, Dick Cheney's former chief of staff
ABC News ^ | Apr 12, 2018, 9:12 PM ET | y JONATHAN KARL, KATHERINE FAULDERS JOHN SANTUCCI

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 president’s 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 president’s 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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TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: 2007; 2013; gossip; iraqwar; joedigenova; neocon; nigerflap; pardon; plame; plamenamegame; ploughshares; scooterlibby; valerieplame; valrieplame; victoriatoensing; votingrights
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1 posted on 04/12/2018 6:37:00 PM PDT by ethom
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Good.


2 posted on 04/12/2018 6:40:00 PM PDT by tennmountainman ("Prophet Mountainman" Predicter Of All Things RINO...for a small fee.)
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To: ethom

Excellent! Long overdue!

More winning. (but let us see it happen, not just forecast!)


3 posted on 04/12/2018 6:40:17 PM PDT by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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screw the deep state, let the pardons begin!


4 posted on 04/12/2018 6:41:42 PM PDT by ethom
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To: ethom

Very nice.


5 posted on 04/12/2018 6:42:24 PM PDT by roses of sharon ("Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." Luke 23:43)
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To: tennmountainman

Mueller is in fast forward because he knows potus has immense constuutional power. and THERE IS NO COLLUSION!


6 posted on 04/12/2018 6:42:58 PM PDT by ethom
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as an increasing number of the president’s political allies have landed themselves in legal jeopardy

The dishonesty in msm hits a new low everyday. Trumps people haven't landed themselves anywhere, completely corrupt fbi/doj have been hounding them manufacturing legal trouble for them. I must admit, I am getting very disheartened as watch all these players rooting for corruption. But I know one day, the tables will turn.
7 posted on 04/12/2018 6:43:25 PM PDT by JoSixChip (He is Batman!)
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time for our guy to lay the wood to the deep staters


8 posted on 04/12/2018 6:44:34 PM PDT by ethom
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Yet another political “conviction” for essentially committing no crime.
How can anyone out Scooter Libby when she had already outed herself in a news magazine interview? Thank heavens for President Trump?
9 posted on 04/12/2018 6:45:57 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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Taking a dump on the deep state....what’s not to like.


10 posted on 04/12/2018 6:47:24 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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Not that it’s possible, but he just went up in my book. It’s about time someone did....


11 posted on 04/12/2018 6:51:05 PM PDT by cazmandeuce
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potus should announce a new conservative pardon every Friday at 5pm to anatagonize the deep state! Oliie North etc


12 posted on 04/12/2018 6:51:05 PM PDT by ethom
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Doing the work that 43 should have done the same day as the plea was made.


13 posted on 04/12/2018 6:52:07 PM PDT by CMSMC
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exactly. time to go to the matresses


14 posted on 04/12/2018 6:53:05 PM PDT by ethom
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Oh, my. This one's a shot over the bow, make no mistake about it.

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.

15 posted on 04/12/2018 6:55:34 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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He should issue a blanket pardon to anyone that wants to MAGA!!!!!


16 posted on 04/12/2018 6:55:57 PM PDT by cazmandeuce
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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 president’s thinking.

Doing another job the Bushes weren't men enough to do.
17 posted on 04/12/2018 6:56:13 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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I love this guy. I really do.


18 posted on 04/12/2018 6:56:28 PM PDT by marron
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Why didn’t GWB pardon him? Was this one of the first cases of “guilty until proven innocent”?


19 posted on 04/12/2018 6:57:24 PM PDT by grania (President Trump, stop believing the Masters of War!)
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May this be the first of many more.


20 posted on 04/12/2018 6:57:31 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Hey, Rocky--Watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat!)
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