He added that Mr Trump "recognised this wrong and would not let it persist". The President has the right to pardon Mr. Libby and Mr. Libby has been pardoned.
Indeed, Fitzgerald in his statement reiterated what the government wrote in its sentencing memo after Libby's conviction, that he "lied repeatedly and blatantly about matters at the heart of a criminal investigation concerning the disclosure of a covert intelligence officer's identity".
White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, while declining at the time to confirm Mr Trump's plans for a pardon, said earlier today that "many people think that Scooter Libby was the victim of a special counsel gone amok".
Now he's being pardoned for it, which suggests of course that Mr. Trump is willing to allow people to violate the essence of our defense structure, our national security, our intelligence apparatus and essentially get away with it. Many believe that Libby took a fall to protect his boss, Vice President Dick Cheney. In 2007, Libby was convicted of four felony counts of perjury relating to an investigation into the unauthorized disclosure to the press of the identity of a Central Intelligence Agency officer, Valerie Plame.
Sanders beat back questions that Trump's pardon was sending a message to those witnesses who might by cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation.
The spokesman, Freddy Ford, says, "President Bush is very pleased for Scooter and his family".
"I don't know Mr Libby", Mr Trump said in a statement issued by White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
Trump - who is now trying to deal with Mueller's investigation without the help of a White House communications director - has increasingly outsourced his messaging to Fox News.
The chief federal prosecutor in Libby's case was Patrick Fitzgerald, then the U.S. Attorney from the Northern District of IL.
Libby was not accused of blowing Plame's cover, but of lying during the subsequent inquiry.
President George W. Bush commuted Libby's 30-month prison sentence. No one was ever charged with the leak.
"I chose to go back and correct the record in my own book, which I did, and when Scooter Libby was given his law license back a year and a half ago, the judge specifically cited my testimony, the recantation of my testimony, as one of the factors in his decision".
It turns out that the justice department official who appointed the special prosecutor who went after Scooter Libby was none other than President Trumps current nattering nemesis of negativism, James Comey.
Plame was exposed as a Central Intelligence Agency operative during the George W. Bush administration. Libby, who served as Cheney's chief of staff, was convicted in 2007 of perjury, obstruction of justice and lying to FBI investigators.
Victoria Toensing, Libby's lawyer, said Friday that Trump called her personally around 1 p.m.to break the news. That's according to a person familiar with the president's decision; the person wasn't authorized to discuss the decision ahead of its public announcement and demanded anonymity. "This is about Donald Trump and his future", she said Friday appearing on MSNBC's "Morning Joe".
The Knicks haven't made the postseason since 2013, and have one playoff series win in the past 18 years. The combination hindered the Knicks all season, as NY finished 2016-17 ranked 18th in offensive rating.
Of those 100 athletes, 45 tried to stay in Australia, including athletes from Sierra Leone , Rwanda , Tanzania and Cameroon. Meanwhile, most of the remaining Cameroon delegation has left Australia now that their specific competitions are complete.
He's denying a report in The New York Times , and says that if he'd wanted to fire Mueller, he would have done so. He said: "On April 7, probably the last attempt to stage a chemical weapons attack in Eastern Ghouta was made".
Roatta Johnson head coach of the team was positive that if it wasn't for the injuries more meals could have been achieved. Brunson said she enjoyed softball and the concept of a team, but cross-country and track serve her in a different way.
The new look, largely inspired by the recent update to its mobile app, will come with more Google Calendar integrations. Last but not least, Google's added three layout views that'll allow you to change how your mail is displayed.
Toronto went a stunning 33-5 in games decided by 10 or more points, making them a solid double-digit margin play in prop betting. Not often is a No. 4 seed one of the teams to beat in the postseason, but the Cleveland Cavaliers are no ordinary No. 4 seed.
Vizzion vehicle model during an event at the 88th International Motor Show at Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland, March 5, 2018. The German automaker said in a statement that it would reorganize its management into six broad business areas plus China.
Investors can then use their newly-acquired Ethereum or Bitcoin to buy Bitcoin Red using one of the exchanges listed above. Binance Coin (BNB) traded 4.6% higher against the dollar and now trades at $12.57 or 0.00163258 BTC.
Last night The Sun Online revealed footage of the 27-year-old basketball star Tristan kissing another woman in a NY nightclub. Khloe captioned this pic of herself and Tristan: "We are ready whenever you are little mama".
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Season of Big Bash was expanded
Female Rebel BBL starts their season from the 9th f December, which is 10 days earlier from the male season of KFC BBL games. Fans of cricket across the world can see the online stream at the official Australian cricket website, and throw its app.
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