TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Apr 13, 2018
President Donald Trump today pardoned I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby Jr. for his convictions on perjury and obstruction of justice charges stemming from the leak of a CIA officer’s identity during the George W. Bush administration, The Hill reports. Libby was the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney who was accused of leaking the identity of covert CIA officer Valerie Plame. The statement from The White House on the pardon cites a key witness recanting her testimony and Libby regaining his law license post-conviction after presenting “credible evidence” of his innocence.