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Eli Lake

Now Clinton Knows How Scooter Libby Felt

Leaks about investigations are notoriously unjust: Suspects are convicted and punished before they can get a trial.
Scooter Libby had his day in court, but it was too late for justice.

Scooter Libby had his day in court, but it was too late for justice.

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As Democrats exhale after FBI director James Comey's announcement that his probe into Hillary Clinton's private e-mail server remains closed, my thoughts turn to Scooter Libby.

You may remember him. He was the aide to Vice President Dick Cheney who Democrats said disclosed the identity of an undercover CIA officer named Valerie Plame to the late columnist Robert Novak.