Monday, July 02, 2007

He Did the Right Thing

GRANT OF EXECUTIVE CLEMENCY
A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America

WHEREAS Lewis Libby was convicted in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in the case United States v. Libby, Crim. No. 05-394 (RBW), for which a sentence of 30 months' imprisonment, 2 years' supervised release, a fine of $250,000, and a special assessment of $400 was imposed on June 22, 2007;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, pursuant to my powers under Article II, Section 2, of the Constitution, do hereby commute the prison terms imposed by the sentence upon the said Lewis Libby to expire immediately, leaving intact and in effect the two-year term of supervised release, with all its conditions, and all other components of the sentence.

IN WITNESS THEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this second day of July, in the year of our Lord two thousand and seven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-first.

GEORGE W. BUSH

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17 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yay!

batya

6:26 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

That sure perked ME up!

6:59 PM  
Anonymous catfleas said...

Homerun for the good guys. Thank you, Mr. President.

Are the Dems fuming? I love to see them fume!

9:27 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Well,don't gloat too much--we have '08 to look at (but they ARE having an absolute wall-eyed fit over at DU! LOL!)

9:43 PM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

Of course they are, even though Libby should never have gone to trial OR been found guilty of what? Not remembering? Well excuse me, I'M GUILTY OF THAT!
It was a bum rap and the probation and fine should have been commuted too!
But it is good news, and I'm not throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

tmw

3:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Catfleas I don't think it was a homerun. I think it was a double or a triple. Scooter won't have to spend jail time and the demented left won't get their photo of him being "frog marched" into the jail.

If I had my way he would have been pardoned with an apology AND compensation based on the FACTS of the case alone and the bad behavior of the judge. This was the type of Soviet style political prosecution that does long term damage to our country.

Morgan

4:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Phandancer


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

I am so amused reading the crap over at DU. So many people are DEPRESSED! That is just funny to me.

Now thier Fitzmas is ruined!!! HAHA


This whole trial was just for show. The real criminals are the Libs that kept it alive and the Plames - mostly Joe Wilson.


Have a great 4th of July!!!

6:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Phandancer

Nothing more needs to be said.

http://www.usdoj.gov/pardon/
clintonpardon_grants.htm

7:44 AM  
Anonymous Les Ismore said...

What an incredible coincidence:

Marc Rich's lawyer was Scooter Libby.

7:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are so right, Morgan.

And so are you catfleas.

This was almost as bad as stealing the future from three young, nice males.

The justice system in the service of corrupt politicians.
Who ever heard.

I would like to see a grass root movement demanding to punish the abusers.
It is time for us to take our country back, put justice in the justice system.

batya

8:13 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

PATSY--Your response has been moved to the front!

10:06 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Yes, Batya, no wonder Rush calls 'em both "Fitzfong"!

10:55 AM  
Anonymous Les Ismore said...

Libby was convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice. He wasnt tried for outing a covert agent. He was tried for covering up who authorized that. What part of obstruction of justice dont you understand?

And please, dont give me that canard that Plame wasnt undercover. I have linked to the CIA report on about 3 separate occasions.


Its really a shame but Bush has to figure that with an approval rating of 27% and falling (if that is possible), going against the 65% of the American public that believe Libby should have served his sentence probably will have no effect on his legacy.

Oh, here it is anyway.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18924679/

So, someone tell me, what part of that do you NOT understand?

11:07 AM  
Blogger Russet Shadows said...

I agree. It was a fishing trip looking for something to hang the guy with. I'm glad to see that Bush has some guts left. He should rely upon them much more often.

2:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the last time, FitzFong KNEW who the "leaker" of the name of the LEAST undercover agent at the CIA (Valerie Plameflame) was when the inquisition started. He already knew that Richard Armitage was the guy when he held his much ballyhood press conference.

At that point here is what a MORAL person does. He either annonces that he's going to fine little Dick Armitage for inadvertently outing a CIA agent OR he announces that this was all much ado about nothing (since she WASN'T covert) and "thanks for your time."

That's NOT what happened though les.

Morgan

2:35 PM  
Anonymous z said...

That's funny, les....I just listened to SHrillery's speech earlier today in Iowa and she kept hammering on Bush for letting Libby off when he "had promised that nobody who outed anybody would escape justice"

He did NOT out anybody. but she has to make it look worse for her point.

Lots of class, huh?

7:47 PM  
Anonymous Les Ismore said...

Z.
Yes that is funny and an ironic turn of events, the whole Rich/Libby connection, dont you think?

Actually, the Armitage name is only be bandied about in the wingnut world. Most believe Libby was covering for D**k Cheney who authorized Libby to leak information. Just the current theory in the WaPo.

7:04 AM  

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