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November 11, 2005

Libby Expecting a Pardon?

-- by Dave Johnson

Libby Testimony Is Key To Rove Inquiry,

Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald delayed a decision on whether to seek criminal charges against Karl Rove in large part because he wants to determine whether Lewis (Scooter) Libby, the former chief of staff to Vice President Cheney, can provide information on Rove's role in the CIA leak case, according to attorneys involved in the investigation.
Special Prosecutor Fitzgerald hopes the threat of years in prison will convince Libby to tell the truth. But this can't work if Libby has been promised - or just expects - a pardon. There is no other reason Libby would remain silent at this point. Everyone involved understands this.

This is why Bush refuses to rule out a pardon In my opinion refusal to rule out a pardon for someone who can put you in jail if he doesn't get a pardon is blatant obstruction of justice. It's obvious that it's not Rove Libby is protecting - Rove can't pardon him. It's Bush.

Posted by Dave Johnson at November 11, 2005 11:26 AM

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Of course libby will be pardoned!

The case will be delayed until at least after the 2006 elections, then he will be pardoned and will never have to testify.

The same for everyone else involved.

Is there really anyone stupid enough to believe otherwise?

Posted by: George Silva at November 12, 2005 4:00 PM

PARDONGATE--Who cares what happens, as long as it defrocks Cheney and stokes Congress to end the war. The CIA will continue to recruit new Valerie Plames on college campuses. The CIA will continue to train terrorists. Presidents will continue using "FREE TRADE" to acquire empire. Just stop drinking Star*ucks and driving around just-for-fun.

Posted by: ravebyron [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 12, 2005 6:09 PM

PARDONGATE--Who cares what happens, as long as it defrocks Cheney and stokes Congress to end the war. The CIA will continue to recruit new Valerie Plames on college campuses. The CIA will continue to train terrorists. Presidents will continue using "FREE TRADE" to acquire empire. Just stop drinking Star*ucks and driving around just-for-fun.

Posted by: ravebyron [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 12, 2005 6:11 PM

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