"I respect the jury's verdict. But I have concluded that the prison sentence given to Mr. Libby is excessive. Therefore, I am commuting the portion of Mr. Libby's sentence that required him to spend thirty months in prison." -- President Bush, Statement on granting executive clemency to Scooter LibbyMr Libby will still have to pay $250,000 in fines. (White House)
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
Scooter Libby has dodged his prison sentence. President Bush granted executive clemency to Mr Libby on Monday, just hours after a three judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for DC unanimously declared that Mr Libby should begin serving his 30 month sentence immediately while he appealed his case.