REPORT: Trump is going to pardon Scooter Libby

The media is widely reporting that Trump plans on pardoning Scooter Libby, whose sentence was commuted by Bush 43 but not pardoned:

THE HILL – President Trump is expected to pardon Scooter Libby, the former chief of staff to then-Vice President Dick Cheney, ABC News reported Thursday.

The president has reportedly already signed off on the pardon for Libby, who was convicted in 2007 for lying to the FBI and obstructing justice in the investigation into who leaked the identity of ex-CIA agent Valerie Plame.

Multiple people claimed that Libby leaked Plame’s identity to them after he had publicly stated he was not the source of the information.

Former President George W. Bush commuted Libby’s subsequent 30-month prison sentence, but did not pardon him.
Libby would mark Trump’s second pardon of a controversial figure since he took office.

If you remember, Libby wasn’t the one who actually leaked Valerie Plame’s name in the first place:

A Buzzfeed reporter suggested if Trump is really considering this, it’s not going through the normal ‘pardon’ process:

10 years ago, Bill Kristol made the case for pardoning Libby. You can read that here.

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