Former White House aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison Tuesday for lying and obstructing the CIA leak investigation.
Libby, the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, stood calmly before a packed courtroom as a federal judge said the evidence overwhelmingly proved his guilt and left the courthouse without commenting.
“People who occupy these types of positions, where they have the welfare and security of nation in their hands, have a special obligation to not do anything that might create a problem,” U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton said.
Walton did not set a date for Libby to report to prison. Though he saw no reason to let Libby remain free pending appeal, Walton said he would accept written arguments on the issue and rule later.
How quickly can you spell PARDON?
If Judge Walton does not allow Libby to stay out of jail pending appeal then the President will be faced with either pardoning Libby or letting him go to jail. However, written arguments are do next week to allow him out on bail pending an appeal and there will be an appeal of Judge Walton’s ruling should he not permit bail while Libby’s appeal is being pursued.
Will Scooter Libby ever go to jail?
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