President Pardons Scooter Libby

Statement From White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders:

“Today, President Donald J. Trump issued an Executive Grant of Clemency (Full Pardon) to I. “Scooter” Lewis Libby, former Chief of Staff to Vice President Richard Cheney, for convictions stemming from a 2007 trial.  President George W. Bush commuted Mr. Libby’s sentence shortly after his conviction.  Mr. Libby, nevertheless, paid a $250,000 fine, performed 400 hours of community service, and served two years of probation.

In 2015, one of the key witnesses against Mr. Libby recanted her testimony, stating publicly that she believes the prosecutor withheld relevant information from her during interviews that would have altered significantly what she said.  The next year, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals unanimously reinstated Mr. Libby to the bar, reauthorizing him to practice law.  The Court agreed with the District of Columbia Disciplinary Counsel, who stated that Mr. Libby had presented “credible evidence” in support of his innocence, including evidence that a key prosecution witness had “changed her recollection of the events in question.”

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Before his conviction, Mr. Libby had rendered more than a decade of honorable service to the Nation as a public servant at the Department of State, the Department of Defense, and the White House.  His record since his conviction is similarly unblemished, and he continues to be held in high regard by his colleagues and peers.

In light of these facts, the President believes Mr. Libby is fully worthy of this pardon.  “I don’t know Mr. Libby,” said President Trump, “but for years I have heard that he has been treated unfairly.  Hopefully, this full pardon will help rectify a very sad portion of his life.”

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James E. Stewart
James E. Stewart
5 years ago

YEAH!!! PRESIDENT TRUMP KNOWS WHEN TO TAKE ACTION.

Winifred Cain
Winifred Cain
5 years ago

Our fight is real. There is no other person that could withstand the blows that have been hurled at you.
It is a fight of good against evil. Just look at the character of the people that are on the opposing side. They love power and money above the Country and it’s people. It isn’t you they hate. They hate that you are so capable of running the country,successful, hard working and all of the things that expose them for what they are not.
Now that you have seen evil, you will recognize it. Pray for strength and protection. You are in my prayers and millions of other Americans. I don’t believe there is another person brave enough in Washington to drain the swamp. The Trump Family deserves a great deal of respect and thanks .
Winnie Cain

Rick
Rick
5 years ago

Listen YOU OrangeHead just because you agreed to pass marijuana regulations DON’T THINK FOR 1 lil minute you will get Votes Cuz THAT AIN’T Happening DIG IT A**hole(in my opinion)!!! btw have fun in Jail

Rick
Rick
5 years ago

Listen YOU OrangeHead just because you agreed to pass marijuana regulations DON’T THINK FOR 1 lil minute you will get Votes Cuz THAT AIN’T Happening DIG IT A**hole(in my opinion)!!! btw have fun in Jail

Woody Winter
Woody Winter
5 years ago

Now go after those who falsely charged him and Mr Armitage for being guilty of the crime Mr. charged with.

Virginia Ruby
Virginia Ruby
5 years ago

Is it not possible to Grant Dwight and Steven Hammond of Burns, OR. ?
Ranchers charged as Terroist by Obama appointed Judges.
They set a back burn fire on their property, it burned a small portion of Federal Land. BLM went after them. They wanted their property for Someone ( now we know it contains uranium ).
Please Free The Hammonds, Mr. President Trump.

Martin Korab
Martin Korab
5 years ago

I am so proud of president Trump. He always does the right thing and his first priority is to make America Great Again, and guess what, he really is accomplishing everything he promised during his campaign for the presidency. He is truly is GOD”S GIFT TO AMERICA. Sincerely, M. Korab

Rob Bierbaum
Rob Bierbaum
5 years ago

President Trump please have your Administration look into Elio Motors a three-wheel enclosed capsule considered motorcycle with 84 miles per gallon they are publicly traded stock under a special the situation have also collected $1,000 from over 70,000 people and their production date continually gets pushed back now is somewhere around September of 2019 is this a scam or are they going to produce their car in Alexandria Louisiana where they have least the old GM plant and taking millions of dollars in from the public taxpayers as well as future purchasers of their vehicle if it ever comes to Market I’m approaching 68 years of age production has been postponed for over 5 years I would like to receive my vehicle before I pass thank you mr. President you are the best you are writing the wrongs of our nation which are countless God bless you your family and Godspeed with cleaning the swamp we live in

Steve Edwards
Steve Edwards
5 years ago

Great Decision, The prosecution of Libby & the refusal of Bush to not have done what our Greatest president Since George Washington, President Trump did in pardoning him, Finally we have a President that is for the people by the people ! Thank You President Trump !

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