3/8/07

Scooter's Pardon Problem - Bush By the Book

No (scape)goats in this book. But according to Isikoff and Hosenball at Newsweek this is what the fallguy can expect:
Scooter Libby’s Pardon Problem :

"Those regulations, which are discussed on the Justice Department Web site at www.usdoj.gov/pardon, would seem to make a Libby pardon a nonstarter in George W. Bush’s White House. They “require a petitioner to wait a period of at least five years after conviction or release from confinement (whichever is later) before filing a pardon application,” according to the Justice Web site.

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“You know, I get asked about pardons on a lot of different cases. And there’s a procedure in place,” he said at first. When Bush added that he has been telling members of Congress who have contacted him about the matter to “look at the facts in the case,” Cavuto followed up: “So what are you saying?”

“I’m saying … there is a process in any case for a president to make a pardon decisions. In other words, there is a series of steps that are followed, so that the pardon process is, you know, a rational process,” the president answered."

Get ready for prison now, Scooter...
You have plenty of time before sentencing to get your affairs in order NOW, so there should be no reasons to delay your entering the system as soon as the sentence is pronounced.

As a side note on this:
How strained must the relationship between bush and cheney be, when cheney has to make his plea for a pardon on the national news? Since when do Republicans take their "inner business dirty dealings" public like that? They usually do that stuff behind closed doors.

3 comments:

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the zoom said...

Does anyone have a valid explanation why Bush shouldn’t pardon Libby? If the president has a constitutional privilege to pardon, how can you tell him if he may or may not use it? Of curse you can attack him that he didn’t do the right thing by giving a pardon to someone close to him (like the republicans did with Clinton). But you can't tell him what he may do or may not…

Give him a brake.

Anonymous said...

Mullah Cimoc saying please ameriki people asking who working for this libby? Is this real name? What am real name?

Neocon spying of israeli intelligence agency needing to investigation for all of people. not just thinking libby, but thinking who controlling him.