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Bush 'Very Pleased' By Pardon For Scooter Libby

April 13, 2018 - 2:45 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's pardon of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, a former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney 

A spokesman for George W. Bush says the former president is "very pleased" for I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby and his family after he was pardoned by President Donald Trump.

The spokesman, Freddy Ford, says, "President Bush is very pleased for Scooter and his family."

Libby was a former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney. He was convicted of lying to investigators and obstruction of justice following the 2003 leak of the covert identity of CIA officer Valerie Plame.

Bush commuted Libby's 30-month prison sentence but didn't issue a pardon despite intense pressure from Cheney.

Trump said in a statement that he doesn't know Libby, but "for years I have heard that he has been treated unfairly."