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Scooter Libby: Trump pardons Cheney aide who leaked

  • 13 April 2018

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US President Donald Trump has pardoned Lewis Libby, who was convicted of lying while serving as chief of staff to former Vice-President Dick Cheney.

Libby, known as Scooter, was found guilty in 2007 following an investigation into the unauthorised disclosure of a CIA agent’s identity.

The White House said Libby was “fully worthy of this pardon”.

“I don’t know M. Libby,” said Mr Trump, “but for years I have heard that he has been treated unfairly.

“Hopefully, this full pardon will help rectify a very sad portion of his life.”

BBC News – US & Canada

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