Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Spare the rod......

Fitzgerald wants Libby imprisoned immediately

June 12, 2007
BY MATT APUZZO Associated Press

Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald urged a federal judge Tuesday not to delay former White House aide I. Lewis ''Scooter'' Libby's 21/2-year prison sentence in the CIA leak case.

Libby, the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, has argued that he has a good chance of winning an appeal and should be allowed to remain free until that challenge has run its course.

U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton, who sentenced Libby to prison for lying to authorities and obstructing the investigation into the 2003 leak of CIA operative Valerie Plame's identity, has said he sees no reason to grant Libby's request.


Fitzgerald, in court documents filed Tuesday, said an appeals court is unlikely to overturn Libby's conviction because the evidence against him was so overwhelming.

Fitzgerald is taking this very seriously.


At 10:02 AM, Blogger Paddy said...


At 11:58 AM, Blogger gimmeabreak said...

Didja eat?

At 12:04 PM, Blogger dave™© said...

You hear that? "JEW!" "DidJEW eat"!?!?!


At 12:43 PM, Blogger gimmeabreak said...

Ha! You discovered my carefully couched racism! I was hoping someone would go out on a limb and Make "Jew" out of "ja".

Hmmm, dave. That would be short for David, would it not?

At 1:21 PM, Blogger Political Realm said...

If Libby is put in jail now, it would also force Bush's hand on a pardon. As is, the appeals process could just draw out until Bush can pardon him as he scampers back to Crawford Jan 2009.


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