November 8, 2005
Will Libby get a pardon, sooner or later?
Thanks to this post at TalkLeft, I see that Arianna Huffington has some interesting comments here about the possibility of President Bush pardoning Lewis Libby in the CIA leak case. Of course, Jack Balkin flagged this issue weeks ago in this this great pre-indictment post at Balkinization discussing "Bush's Ace in the Hole -- The Pardon Power."
Related prior posts:
- Sentencing dynamics in CIA leak investigation
- More on Lewis Libby's possible plea and sentencing dynamics
- Still more on Libby's plea and sentencing dynamics
- Has Patrick Fitzgerald done guideline calculations?
November 8, 2005 at 12:49 AM | Permalink
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I suspect Libby will get a pardon in the waning days of the Bush presidency, in either late 2008 or early 2009. At that point, the '08 elections will be behind us, and there will be plenty of time for voters to forget the transgression before another national election rolls around.
I believe Bill Clinton pardoned Henry Cisneros in similar fashion.
Posted by: Marc Shepherd | Nov 8, 2005 9:12:32 AM
Just a quick quote. Watch for Libby to go missing or turn up dead as others did (Clinton's Term) under strange circumstances. Las Vegas actually has a line on him not showing up to trial. Also a quick question nobody has posed yet. Wilson goes on a classified trip (CIA sponsored) and comes back and leaks it to who other than The(Washington)Post? Should have called The Enquirer as well. Is Wilson not
guilty under Title 18 U.S.C. Sec. 793 (Improper Disclosure of National Defense Information)?? Don't mean to be out of line, I am only a student and all, but go to the source. WILSON. Wilson ran his mouth about a then classified trip for the CIA. What, he gets a pass? No indictment? His wife was also involved in several extra marital affairs over the past 5 years which WAS public knowledge.Don't lovers leak info? Isn't that why HONEYPOT tatics were developed as a means of effective spying? Hmmmm..
Posted by: S.A. Visotsky | Nov 9, 2005 2:52:36 PM
I don't know if Libby should be pardoned or not; it's a tough call. But I would like to point out to anyone who doesn't know yet that someone put PardonLibby.org up for sale on eBay. I wonder what it'll go for. Here's the address:
Posted by: JMan | Mar 9, 2007 12:01:47 AM