Breaking: Scooter gets 30 months

Posted by: ST on June 5, 2007 at 12:18 pm

Via AP:

WASHINGTON – Former White House aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby was sentenced to 2 ½ 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.

“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.

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Walton fined Libby $250,000 and placed him on probation for two years following his release from prison. Walton did not immediately address whether Libby could remain free pending appeal.

Here are the letters prominent former Bush admin officials wrote on Libby’s behalf.

Tom Maguire has loads of commentary on Scooter’s sentence.

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10 Responses to “Breaking: Scooter gets 30 months”

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  1. CZ says:

    Pardon me, Mr. Bush? ;)

  2. Lorica says:

    This is such garbage, it is time to end Scooter’s nightmare and pardon him. After all wasn’t the precident set when Clinton purposely lied to a grand jury, and received no penalty?? Also, why isn’t Richard Armatage being indicted by this low life pond scum prosecutor?? Talk about bottom feeders. – Lorica

  3. Severian says:

    Free Scooter, Waterboard Berger!

  4. vatar says:

    I haven’t read, and haven’t the time to look it up. Can someone tell me whether his sentence will be deferred until after the appeal, or is it set to happen shortly?

  5. vatar says:

    Never mind, “The judge is allowing written arguments on why Libby should remain free pending an appeal. He will rule next Thursday.”

  6. NC Cop says:

    So, lets see. Clinton serves 0 days for perjury, Sandy Burglar gets 0 days for stealing and shredding classified documents related to 9/11, but Libby gets two and a half years from an investigation that should have never occurred in the first place. Sounds like justice to me….8-|

  7. G Monster says:

    Sandy Burglar…Why does the msm give him a complete pass? Oh, I remember now. He worked for a dem administration.

    How can any large news organization, actually consider themselves to have any journalistic integrity?

  8. NC Cop says:

    Journalistic integrity.

    Now THERE’S a contradiction in terms!!

  9. sunsettommy says:

    Lorica,

    Richard Armitage according to the special prosecutor did not commit a crime.Therefore the reason why he was not charged.

    Scooter Libby may have indeed lied.However the investigation never should have taken place because Armitage outed himself BEFORE the investigation began.

    Therefore the stated mission for the prosecutor was was fulfilled BEFORE it even began.

    That is why I think Scooter is getting the shaft.

  10. Lorica says:

    Sunsettommy, I couldn’t agree more. This investigation isn’t about finding out the truth regarding Valare Plame, it is about getting Scooter Libby, and hopefully getting Dick Chenney. Fitzgerald needs to end this travesty, and the President needs to end Scooter’s nightmare, plus the American People need to repay him for all of his expenses for this fishing expedition. – Lorica