President Bush just commuted Scooter Libby's sentence. He is not pardonned yet on probation and so forth.?
SO what do you think? It just happenned EST. 620pm
The language is loose yet ? ABC NEWS Charles Gibson lead story. He will not go to jail.
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- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
He should have done it long ago, and why the uproaor over this when Clinton commuted or pardoned all of these: A list of the people pardoned or commuted Saturday before President Clinton left office, as released by the White House:
Benjamin Berger, Ronald Henderson Blackley, Bert Wayne Bolan ,Gloria Libia Camargo ,Charles F. Campbell ,David Ronald Chandler ,Lau Ching Chin, Donald R. Clark, Loreta De-Ann Coffman, Derrick Curry, Velinda Desalus,
Jacob Elbaum, Linda Sue Evans, Loretta Sharon Fish, Antoinette M. Frink, David Goldstein, Gerard A. Greenfield,
Jodie E. Israel, Kimberly Johnson, Billy Thornton Langston Jr., Belinda Lynn Lumpkin, Peter MacDonald., Kellie Ann Mann, Peter Ninemire, Hugh Ricardo Padmore, Arnold Paul Prosperi , Melvin J. Reynolds, Pedro Miguel Riveiro,
Dorothy Rivers, Susan Rosenberg, Kalmen Stern, Cory Stringfellow, Carlo Anibal Vignali Jr., Thomas Wilson Waddell III, Harvey Weinig, Kim Allen Willis,
Verla Jean Allen, Nicholas M. Altiere, Bernice Ruth Altschul, Joe Anderson Jr., William Sterling Anderson,
Mansour Azizkhani, Cleveland Victor Babin Jr., Chris Harmon Bagley, Scott Lynn Bane, Thomas Cleveland Barber,
Peggy Ann Bargon, David Roscoe Blampied, William Arthur Borders Jr, Arthur David Borel, Douglas Chrles Borel,
George Thomas Brabham, Almon Glenn Braswell, Leonard Browder, David Steven Brown, Delores Caroylene, Burleson, aka Delores Cox Burleson, John H. Bustamante, Mary Louise Campbell, Eloida Candelaria, Dennis Sobrevinas Capili, Donna Denise Chambers, Douglas Eugene Chapman, Ronald Keith Chapman, Francisco Larois Chavez, Henry G. Cisneros, Roger Clinton, Stuart Harris Cohn , David Marc Cooper, Ernest Harley Cox Jr.,
John F. Cross Jr., Reickey Lee Cunningham, Richard Anthony De Labio, John Deutch, Richard Douglas,
Edward Reynolds Downe, Marvin Dean Dudley, Larry Lee Duncan, Robert Clinton Fain, Marcos Arcenio Fernandez,
Alvarez Ferrouillet, William Dennis Fugazy, Lloyd Reid George, Louis Goldstein, Rubye Lee Gordon,
Pincus Green, Robert Ivey Hamner, Samuel Price Handley, Woodie Randolph Handley, Jay Houston Harmon,
John Hummingson, David S. Herdlinger, Debi Rae Huckleberry, Donald Ray James, Stanley Pruet Jobe,
Ruben H. Johnson, Linda Jones, James Howard Lake, June Louise Lewis, Salim Bonnor Lewis, John Leighton Lodwick, Hildebrando Lopez, Jose Julio Luaces, James Timothy Maness, James Lowell Manning, John Robert Martin,
Frank Ayala Martinez, Silvia Leticia Beltran Martinez, John Francis McCormick, Susan H. McDougal, Howard Lawrence Mechanic, Brook K. Mitchell Sr., Samuel Loring Morison, Charles Wilfred Morgan III, Richard Anthony Nazzaro, Charlene Ann Nosenko, Vernon Raymond Obermeier, Miguelina Ogalde, David C. Owen, Robert W. Palmer,
Kelli Anne Perhosky, Richard H. Pezzopane, Orville Rex Phillips, Vinson Stewart Poling Jr, Norman Lyle Prouse,
Willie H.H. Pruitt Jr., Danny Martin Pursley Sr., Charles D. Ravenel, William Clyde Ray, Alfredo Luna Regalado,
Ildefonso Reynes Ricafort, Marc Rich, Howard Winfield Riddle, Richard Wilson Riley Jr, Samuel Lee Robbins, Joel Gonzales Rodriguez, Michael James Rogers, Anna Louise Ros, Gerald Glen Rust, Jerri Ann Rust, Bettye June Rutherford, Gregory Lee Sands, Adolph Schwimmer, Albert A. Seretti Jr, Patricia Campbell Hearst Shaw, Dennis Joseph Smith, Gerald Owen Smith, Stephen A. Smith , Jimmie Lee Speake, Charles Bernard Stewart, Marlena Francisca Stewart-Rollins, John Fife Symington III, Richard Lee Tannehil, Nicholas C. Tenaglia, Gary Allen Thomas,
Larry Weldon Todd, Olga C. Trevino, Ignatious Vamvouklis, Patricia A. Van De Weerd, Christopher V. Wade, Bill Wayne Warmath, Jack Kenneth Watson, Donna Lynn Webb, Donald William Wells, Robert H. Wend, Jack L. Williams, Kavin Arthur Williams, Robert Michael Williams, Jimmie Lee Wilson, Thelma Louise Wingat, Mitchell Couey Wood, Warren Stannard Wood, Dewey Worthey, Rick Allen Yale, Joseph A. Yasak, William Stanley Yingling,
Phillip David Young
- Anonymous1 decade ago
I can see that most people can't understand what a president is (should be).
The president doesn't have the authority or the right to pardon or commute sentences. It's part of his responsibilities and should be held accountable for his decisions.
The idea was to allow the president to take action if a ruling of the court were outrageously wrong and yet legal. It's not easy to define exactly where and when to use it beforehand. If we were able to do so, we would be able to change the law and prevent it.
But everyone sees it as the right of the president to be compasive.
Not to mention the independence of powers. If you add this to the "executive orders" going beyond the limits established by law, the president is today the King of the country, the sum of all powers. He's able to judge, going over the judicial system, and legislate, going over the Congress.
Forget about Scooter Libby, it's a minor issue.
- justgetitrightLv 71 decade ago
So far the sentence was commuted, he must pay the $250,000
fine and serve 2 years probation. My guess is that he will
receive a full pardon in January 2009.
EDIT: on wingshooters answer, Clinton pardoned his half
brother whom, Hillarys brother and one of the members
on his staff that worked for the Rose Law firm.
One of the other responders said that this (Bush commutation) was one criminal helping another, I would say that Bills pardons are exactly the same thing.
EDIT: Note to Amanda K No Libby did not leak the name
of a CIA operative that was killed, the woman whose name
that was leaked was forced to leave the CIA because of
the leak and it could have led to her death.
- Truth is elusiveLv 71 decade ago
By all accounts, the case against Libby was weak at best. The President has complete authority to commute the sentence or even pardon him. Remember Clinton pardoned hundreds including many of his friends before leaving office.
Amanda K & Lisa E - no one was killed. The CIA operative was not even in the field but doing desk duty at the time.
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- 1 decade ago
I remember Scooters Wife the day he got convicted...She yelled out "We're going to F- Em!!!!" The powers that be were not going to let that happen. The Bush Gang like the Nixon Gang has always been loyal.
- zento1110Lv 41 decade ago
This is absolutely pathetic. Sounds like our governor in KY. He pardoned a dozen that were indicted not only from the crimes they had committed, but also 'any future crimes they might commit.' Oh, they were on his staff of course, just like Libby.
- The Stylish OneLv 71 decade ago
The President is using his constitutional powers and the Democrats cannot handle it.
I would not have pardoned Libby, but the President has the right to pardon anyone including Osama Bin Laden.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Just proves one more thing, if you're rich, famous or in politics, you are not subject to abide by our laws, and can laterally get away with murder.
All that money for the trial, and what good did it do, nothing.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
This is just another example of one criminal doing all he can to protect another. Bush and company have to protect Libby, he knows too much for them to allow any real harm to come to him.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
The pardon will come later
- Amanda KLv 41 decade ago
I think that Scotter Libby should rot in jail. He leaked information that resulted in the death of a CIA operative. I personally think that what he got was not enough.