Lewis "Scooter" Libby, the former chief of staff for Vice President Dick Cheney, was sentenced today to 2Â½ years in prison for perjury and obstruction of justice in the CIA leak case. In his surprisingly tough sentence, U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton also fined Libby $250,000 and called for two years of probation after his release, suggesting people in such positions of public trust "have a special obligation to not do anything that might create a problem." That description of Libby’s wrongdoing is as vague as this case turned out to be. Now, the only thing seemingly standing between Libby and the jailhouse door is a presidential pardon. Will President Bush oblige?
Posted by Rhonda Holman
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