It's a long sentence for the former chief of staff to Vice President Cheney on obstruction of justice charges.
Thirty months in prison and a $250,000 fine in the CIA leak case. Should President Bush pardon Lewis "Scooter" Libby?
for statement from Vice President Cheney, click below.....
STATEMENT FROM THE VICE PRESIDENT
Scooter has dedicated much of his life to public service at the State Department, the Department of Defense and the White House. In each of these assignments he has served the nation tirelessly and with great distinction. I relied on him heavily in my capacity as Secretary of Defense and as Vice President. I have always considered him to be a man of the highest intellect, judgment and personal integrity—a man fully committed to protecting the vital security interests of the United States and its citizens. Scooter is also a friend, and on a personal level Lynne and I remain deeply saddened by this tragedy and its effect on his wife, Harriet, and their young children. The defense has indicated it plans to appeal the conviction in the case. Speaking as friends, we hope that our system will return a final result consistent with what we know of this fine man.