No Jail Time for Scooter Libby

President George W. Bush has commuted the “excessive” prison sentence of Lewis “Scooter” Libby, who was convicted for perjury and obstruction of justice in the Valerie Plame affair. Libby will still have to serve two years of probation and pay a $250,000 fine (or get some rich Republican friends to pay it for him).

Although not a full pardon, the sentence commutation is a welcome event for many conservatives who felt that the former Chief of Staff to Dick Cheney was unfairly targeted by special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald.

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  1. […] The former U.S. President is criticizing the current President’s decision to commute the prison sentence of Scooter Libby. Clinton, who pardoned tax-evader and fugitive Marc Rich just hours before leaving office, claims […]

  2. […] Sheehan’s renewed protesting is the result of President Bush commuting the prison sentence of Scooter Libby. That seems like a rather weak reason to me, but I suppose that the woman was just waiting for an excuse to […]

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