On July 2, President George W. Bush sent a clemency order (below) to the Justice Department commuting the 30-month prison term of I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby ordered June 4 by Judge Reggie Walton. A $250,000 fine still stands for now, but the president may yet grant the former White House official a full pardon.
Libby was convicted on March 6 of obstruction of justice, perjury, and making false statements to the FBI. Special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald intends to continue to fight efforts by Libby’s lawyers to appeal the conviction to the D.C. Circuit Court.
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