President Trump will reportedly pardon Scooter J. Libby, the former chief of staff of Vice President Dick Cheney who was convicted of lying to the FBI and obstruction of justice, ABC News reports. Trump has reportedly “signed off” on the pardon and had been considering it for months. Libby was convicted in 2007 during the investigation into the leak of covert CIA operative Valerie Plame’s identity and sentenced to 30 months in prison. He claims he “forgot” that Cheney told him Plame’s identity a month before he originally said he had found out. President George W. Bush commuted Libby’s sentence, sparing him jail time, but did not pardon him. Libby has also had his law license and voting rights restored since his conviction. Trump has already pardoned former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio after he was found guilty of criminal contempt.
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