Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Prison for Libby

He was once the third highest ranking staffer in the White House. Now, he's just another number in the Big House.

A federal judge sentenced Scooter Libby to 30 months in prison for his four felony convictions on lying and obstructing justice. The convictions came as part of the investigation of the CIA leak at the White House which exposed agent Valerie Plame's identity.

"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
The US Bureau of Prisons will determine when and were Mr Libby is to report. He is appealing the convictions.

Don't expect a pardon until after the 2008 elections -- if one comes. (AP)

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