In announcing his decision to commute Mr Libby's sentence, the president called the 30 month sentence for perjury and obstructing justice "too harsh" and commuted the sentence to probation and a fine.
A man anti-terrorism authorities believe is a Hamas operative is already poised to use the "Libby Defense." Mohammed Salah (pictured) was acquitted of racketeering in connection with Hamas terror campaigns in Israel, Gaza, and the West Bank.
But he faces sentencing on one count of obstructing justice.
Mr Libby was convicted on four counts.
Mr Salah's lawyer will argue that his client should only recieve probation -- based on the Libby commutation. (NYSun)
"What the president said about Mr. Libby applies in spades to the case of Mohammed Salah," Michael Deutsch, Salah's defense attorney, to The New York Sun