By CHAD DAY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 04/13 — President Donald Trump plans to pardon I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, a former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney.
The person said the pardon has been under consideration at the White House for months.
Libby, who served as Cheney’s chief of staff, was convicted in 2007 of perjury, obstruction of justice and making false statements. The case stemmed from an investigation into the leaking of the covert identity of CIA officer Valerie Plame, though no one was charged for the leak.
President George W. Bush had previously commuted Libby’s prison sentence.
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