Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Yeah, the advisers in the White House must be top tier.

'NYT': Libby May Not Even Serve Probation --
Due to Possible Bush Error

By E&P Staff

Published: July 03, 2007 12:05 AM ET Wednesday

NEW YORK President Bush, in defending his decision to let "Scooter" Libby escape prison in the CIA leak cases, argued that at least he would have to serve two years of probation.

However, the federal judge who handed down the commuted 30-month sentence, pointed out Tuesday that, technically, this does not hold -- since Libby did not serve any prison time at all he does not have to face probation.

Here's how The New York Times reports it on Wednesday:


"Judge Walton said Tuesday that the law did not allow for imposing a period of supervised release on an individual who had not first completed a jail sentence. He asked the lawyers for both sides to submit briefs next week on whether Mr. Libby should have to submit to supervision by the probation office."

No surprise here. He's been incompetent in everything else up to this point, this is just par for the course.


At 9:41 AM, Blogger Paddy said...

I'm going to go eat my breakfast and pretend I live in a sane country.

At 10:10 AM, Blogger gimmeabreak said...

What's for breakfast? If it includes bacon I coming over.


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