Bush left intact a $250,000 fine and two years probation for Libby, according to a senior White House official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the decision had not been announced.Bush's move came hours after a federal appeals panel ruled Libby could not delay his prison term in the CIA leak case. That decision put the pressure on the president, who had been sidestepping calls by Libby's allies to pardon the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney.
GOI: Impeccable timing Mr. President. This is clearly a legal move but he has zero political capital right now to back this decision up. I heard on CNN of a poll that showed some 70% of Americas are against a pardon of Scooter Libby. This, of course is not a pardon but I would imagine the same amount of people are against a commutation as well.
His declaration today simply piles on to the image of this White House being a criminal one. I'm not the least bit surprised that the Bush Crime family sides with a traitor over our national security. These guys are nothing but snakes in the grass and history will judge them as such--of that I am quite convinced. This historian being one of them.
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