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President Trump Issues Full Pardon to "Scooter" Libby

The former chief of staff to Dick Cheney was convicted of obstruction of justice following the 2003 leak of identity of CIA operative Valerie Plame.

KNX Midday News with Brian Ping
April 13, 2018 - 10:43 am

(KNX1070) - President Trump has issued a full pardon to "Scooter" Libby, a former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney.  He was convicted of lying to investigators and obstruction of justice following the 2003 leak of the identity of CIA operative Valerie Plame.

President George W. Bush later commuted Libby's 30-month prison sentence, but didn't issue a pardon despite intense pressure from Cheney. No one was ever charged with the leak.

Trump says in the statement that he does not know Libby, 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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