Comey Is Now Weighing in on Scooter Libby Pardon

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Posted: Apr 17, 2018 9:45 AM
Comey Is Now Weighing in on Scooter Libby Pardon

Former FBI Director-turned media darling James Comey is being sought for his opinion on all sorts of matters.

We know what he thinks of President Trump. He's "morally unfit" to be president, Comey told ABC's George Stephanopoulos in an interview that aired in its entirety Sunday night. It's all in his new book.

Now, he's doing live studio interviews. On "Good Morning America" Tuesday, Comey explained how Trump "attacked the rule of law" with his latest pardon.

"There’s a reason George W. Bush, for whom Scooter Libby worked, refused to pardon him after looking at all the facts in the case," Comey said. "It was an overwhelming case. There’s no reason that’s consistent with justice to pardon him, and so it’s an attack on the rule of law, in my view."

Libby was convicted in 2007 for lying to the FBI and obstruction of justice in the trial over former covert CIA officer Valerie Plame. Libby had been charged with perjury and obstruction of justice. He was given 30 months in prison and a $250,000 fine, until President Bush commuted his sentence. In 2015, one of the key witnesses against Libby recanted her testimony, believing the prosecutor withheld relevant information from her during interviews. 

Trump pardoned Libby last week because "for years" he has been treated "unfairly." 

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