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Trump Pardons Cheney Aide Scooter Libby for Perjury in CIA Probe

  • Charges stemmed from probe into leak of Valerie Plame’s name
  • ‘I have heard that he has been treated unfairly,’ Trump says
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Trump Issues Full Pardon to Scooter Libby

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President Donald Trump pardoned I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby for lying to investigators probing the leak of a CIA officer identity, offering official forgiveness to a conservative figure whom supporters have argued was unfairly swept up in a politically charged special counsel’s investigation.

“I don’t know Mr. Libby,” Trump said in a statement, “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.”