"You would have to believe that the president picked the Scooter Libby out of a hat, out of the thousands of people seeking a pardon, this was a complete coincidence", Schiff said.
Trump pardoned Libby on Friday, saying that, while he has never met him, he had "heard that he has been treated unfairly".
President Donald Trump issued his third pardon on Friday, granting clemency to I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, a former top aide in the George W. Bush administration.
The press secretary further pointed to Libby's decade of "honorable service to the Nation" in the State Department, Defense Department, and White House before his conviction and similar performance since his conviction. Libby, who served as Cheney's chief of staff, was convicted in 2007 of perjury, obstruction of justice and lying to FBI investigators. "Hopefully, this full pardon will help rectify a very sad portion of his life".
Plame and Wilson sued Libby, Cheney and others in 2006 for infringing on Plame's Constitutional rights and conspiring to reveal her identity, but a U.S. District Court judge in Washington, D.C., dismissed the suit. No one, however, was charged for the leak.
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Former FBI director James Comey - who at the time was serving as deputy attorney general - was the one who appointed a special prosecutor in the Plame case.
He was originally sentenced to 30 months in prison and was fined $250,000, but was ultimately spared jail time when then-President George W. Bush commuted his sentence.
"I think the president is sending a message, basically: 'I will use the pardon power to pardon people even that have been convicted of leaking or obstruction of justice". Libby's law license was reinstated in 2016.
A different official who wasn't charged, Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, had acknowledged confirming Plame's Central Intelligence Agency connection to the Washington Post before any of Libby's media contacts, according to Politico. "It's about Donald Trump and his future", Plame said on MSNBC.
According to the New York Times, Libby's case "has always been a cause for conservatives who maintained that he was a victim of a special prosecutor run amok, an argument that may have resonated with the president".
At issue is exactly who gets to look at Cohen's seized documents and devices before they are turned over to prosecutors. Stephen Ryan, a lawyer for Cohen, drew gasps and laughter from the public gallery when he named Hannity as the client.
He carried what was left - pretty much just the handle - with him to first base, watching the ball sail into the bullpen area. These are just some of the reactions to the phenomenal swing by baseball's home run leader.
PM Modi will hold bilateral talks with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven and meet the country's monarch, King Carl XVI Gustaf. Claiming that Sweden plays a huge role in India's development, He said , "India and Sweden share warm and friendly ties".
It was left to bottom of the table West Brom to shock the Old Trafford faithful by winning 1-0, much to the amusement of many. Manchester City have became the Premier League champions. "We were masters in complication, everything was complicated".
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Alabama coach Nick Saban has an idea to make kickoffs safer for players while also ensuring that the play retains some strategy. This is a result of Freeze's dismissal from Ole Miss and the NCAA infractions that took place at the school while he was there.
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Television pictures showed members of Quetta's Christian community burning auto and bicycle tires while protesting the shooting. Unidentified gunmen shot at a group of people leaving a church in Quetta , capital of Baluchistan province.
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He is scheduled to meet with the team this week, a sitdown that could determine his future with the franchise. Foster is accused of dragging his girlfriend by the hair and punching her in the head eight to 10 times.
In total 11 analysts cover Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO). 23,240 shares were sold by Waller Kathy N, worth $1.07M on Tuesday, January 16. It is positive, as 51 investors sold KO shares while 623 reduced holdings. 107 funds opened positions while 301 raised stakes.
The lab test includes rotational velocity and acceleration as part of a "combined metric" in helmet evaluation. In March, league owners agreed to a significant rule change regarding head contact on the field of play.
Chemical arms probe in Syria stalled due to security
Speaking to reporters, Erdogan said he had told both Trump and Putin that increasing tensions in the region was not right. The government, however, said evacuations from Douma were ongoing and no Syrian government forces had entered the town.
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