Bush Pardon for I. Lewis "Scooter" Lbby.

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    There was no pardon for Scooter Libby, why? Did Bush believe Scooter didn't deserve one?



     
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    Scooter may already be writing a book??

    Bush may have in spite stopped doing what Cheney ordered him to do?
     
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    If Bush were being ordered around by Cheney you'd still have no clue.

    Scooter's pardon is what Cheney lobbied for and didn't get. What was Scooter convicted of?

    So the right wingnuts and the left wingnuts were both wrong about Bush and Cheney and Scooter.


    gawd, and people wonder why I love politics and wingnuts!
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    lol
    so true
    and truthnevermatters is a moonbat for sure
     
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    there is a type on the internet(s) that he is a caricature of. whether he/she/shim is truly what they present themselves to be is debatable. What is not debatable is the flavor of moonbattiness.
     
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    What was he tried for??? Good question near as I can tell being a member of the Bush administration and having a less than perfect memory. Given that Plames name was leaked by Richard Armitage, before Libby ever said anything about her to anyone and that Armitage was never charged with anything why the hell was Libby even on trial?
     
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    Fitz knew Armitage was a source, the primary one, but Fitz didn't believe Armitage knew that Plame's relationship with the CIA was classified information.

    Libby obstructed a federal investigation that was ongoing.

    What was he convicted of? Bush agreed with the convictions, not the sentence.
     
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    an aside
     
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    really? what are the dates you are talking about?

    quotes from Wikipedia:

    According to Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald, Libby first learned of Valerie Wilson's employment at the CIA in early June 2003 from Vice President Dick Cheney and proceeded to discuss her with six other government officials in the following days and months before disclosing her name to reporters Judith Miller and Matthew Cooper in early July 2003.


    In September 2003, on CNN's Crossfire, Novak asserted: "Nobody in the Bush administration called me to leak this. There is no great crime here," adding that while he learned from two administration officials that Plame was a CIA employee,..


    In May 2006, it was reported that on September 29, 2003, the same day on which Novak made a statement on the Crossfire television program about the investigation, and three days after it became known that the CIA had asked the Justice Department to launch an investigation, Novak and Rove had a telephone conversation in which Novak told Rove he would protect him from being harmed by the investigation. According to the National Journal, "Rove testified to the grand jury that during his telephone call with Novak, the columnist said words to the effect: 'You are not going to get burned' and 'I don't give up my sources.'" When "asked during his grand jury appearance his reaction to the telephone call," the National Journal continues, "Rove characterized it as a 'curious conversation' and didn't know what to make of it."[76]

    The phrase Plame Affair (also known as the CIA leak scandal, the CIA leak case, the CIA leak grand jury investigation, and Plamegate) refers to the identification of Valerie Plame Wilson as a covert[1][2] Central Intelligence Agency officer.[3] Mrs. Wilson's relationship with the CIA was classified information.[1] The disclosure was made in a newspaper column entitled "Mission to Niger" written by Robert Novak, and published on July 14, 2003.[4]
     

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