Wednesday, 19 September, 2018

Does the Scooter Libby pardon have implications for the Russian Federation probe?

H12 france zad eviction battle Trump is suddenly very concerned about Scooter Libby. Here's why.
Edward Snyder | 14 April, 2018, 22:14

Pardoning Libby's particular crime -outing a CIA agent-is a rebuke of the intelligence agencies who outed Trump's illicit connections to Russian authorities before he took office and to the federal investigators who continue to expose them. 'I don't know Mr. Libby, ' said President Trump, 'but for years I have heard that he has been treated unfairly.

"I don't know Mr. Libby", Trump admitted in a statement published by the White House.

It turns out, moreover, that Mr. Cheney was wrongly convicted. He added that Mr Trump "recognised this wrong and would not let it persist". "For this honorable act, we shall forever be grateful". Normally, this isn't the stuff of pardons.

A decade after Libby's conviction, a key witness recanted her testimony, explaining that the prosecutor withheld relevant information during interviews which would have changed what she said.

The chief federal prosecutor in Libby's case was Patrick Fitzgerald, then the U.S. Attorney from the Northern District of IL.

Comey, who was appointed FBI Director by Obama in 2013, was sacked by Trump in May 2017 amid a probe into the NY billionaire's ties to Russian Federation.

"Suffice to say, he's thrilled", she said of Libby, who she said had just gotten out of an MRI.

White House adviser Kellyanne Conway earlier on Friday said: "Many people think that Scooter Libby was the victim of a special counsel gone amok".




Ms. Miller's new memoir recounts that after her conditions had been met and Mr. Fitzgerald asked the court to release her from jail in September 2005, she was summoned to testify before the grand jury.

President Donald Trump participates in a meeting on trade with governors and members of Congress at the White House on April 12, 2018 in Washington, DC.

Wilson said the presidential pardon signals that "you can get away with anything". Pelosi said the pardon shows Trump is willing to pardon those who lie under oath - and that is a "threat" to the Mueller investigation "and to our democracy".

I hoped that President Bush might pardon Libby.

Lewis "Scooter" Libby, the former chief of staff for Vice President Dick Cheney, on Friday. The timing of the pardon is unclear.

"It hasn't been done through the normal channels". "So one certainly suspects there's a message". "This is a sad moment for our democracy and justice system". One side wanted to use Scooter Libby as a step ladder to reach up and pull down someone higher.

The pardon was the third for Trump. In August 2017, in the aftermath of an intensified Mueller probe, the Charlottesville violence, and executive branch shake-ups including the departure of Steve Bannon, Trump abruptly pardoned Arizona Sherriff Joe Arpaio, a brutal xenophobe who was convicted of racial profiling and who held Latinos captive in torturous conditions. Trump also has pardoned a US Navy sailor who was convicted after taking photos of classified portions of a submarine.

Recommended

Upcoming Gmail redesign will also herald the arrival of self-destructing emails Upcoming Gmail redesign will also herald the arrival of self-destructing emails A user can set the expiration date for the email following which the mail would be deleted at the time set by the user. Following the update, you'll be able to set emails you send to "expire" after a certain amount of time.

Chibok girls: Many abductees dead, says journalist Chibok girls: Many abductees dead, says journalist Every year on the anniversary of their daughters' disappearance, the parents gather in Chibok to pray for their safe return. Amnesty International's Nigeria director, Osai Ojigho, said the Chibok abduction was a small part of a bigger issue.

South Africa's anti-apartheid heroine Winnie Mandela laid to rest South Africa's anti-apartheid heroine Winnie Mandela laid to rest And to her there was no contradiction in this choice, because she cherished freedom as much as she treasured her family. He said they are from a generation that is fortunate to have lived in the time of Madikizela-Mandela.

Some Schools Reopen As Oklahoma Teacher Walkout Stretches Into Day Nine Some Schools Reopen As Oklahoma Teacher Walkout Stretches Into Day Nine The 24-year-old said the free meals have been crucial for families in the area who depend on school meals to feed their children. One third-grade teacher claims that if she had not gotten a second job, she would be on food stamps.

Bitcoin surges most since December, topping US$8000 Bitcoin surges most since December, topping US$8000 The last time BTC saw $8,000 was near the end of March, after which it dropped and kept moving in the $6k - $7k range. One Bitcoin Planet coin can now be purchased for about $0.0086 or 0.00000125 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges.

Uber is adding safety features it resisted for years Uber is adding safety features it resisted for years During the ride, you cannot only monitor your trip but also share your trip details through the Uber app with friends and family. He added, "We do see this investment in mass transit as an investment that ultimately long term is going to benefit us as well".

Giangluigi Buffon launches incredible tirade against Michael Oliver after red card Giangluigi Buffon launches incredible tirade against Michael Oliver after red card I did everything to try not to touch him. "When Gigi spoke about the referee I couldn't understand him, honestly", he said on Sky Sport Italia , per Goal.

Herbert Diess replaces Matthias Mueller Herbert Diess replaces Matthias Mueller Volkswagen, which employes over 640,000 people, turned aggressively to electric cars under Mueller's leadership. The move is part of an effort to reorganize the company to do business more efficiently, the company said.

Bench-clearing brawl in Rockies-Padres game showcases Nolan Arenado's fabulous hair Bench-clearing brawl in Rockies-Padres game showcases Nolan Arenado's fabulous hair That's when Perdomo threw his second pitch of the inning: his glove, which sailed past Arenado as he leapt in the air. Ellis (17) and Colorado Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu (9) fight after a play in the third inning at Coors Field.

Apple Ordered to Pay $502 Million in VirnetX Patent Battle Loss Apple Ordered to Pay $502 Million in VirnetX Patent Battle Loss While there will nearly certainly be jubilation at the ruling, Apple has a history of appealing. This time around, there again reportedly seemed to be no successful streak for the company.

Sony Might Roll Out the Next Generation PlayStation 5 This Year Sony Might Roll Out the Next Generation PlayStation 5 This Year Also in the report is word that the PS5 will play games that do not run on PS4, so this sounds like it could be a big step up. As per some reports from the web, the next generation PlayStation 5 might be rolled out this year .

IPL 2018: SunRisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals match preview IPL 2018: SunRisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals match preview Earlier, SRH bowlers justified their Williamson's decision to bowl first producing a disciplined display to restrict Royals. Another good buy was JaydevUnadkat, whom the team acquired for Rs 11.5 crore, the 2 highest purchase of the team RR.

Karnataka assembly elections: Mahila Empowerment Party releases manifesto Karnataka assembly elections: Mahila Empowerment Party releases manifesto The state is one of the eight states that go to polls this year and will set the tone for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections . The BJP on Sunday announced the first list of 72 candidates who will contest the high stakes Karnataka assembly polls.

Bayern Munich vs. Borussia Mönchengladbach: Probable line-ups and match stats Bayern Munich vs. Borussia Mönchengladbach: Probable line-ups and match stats The last two UEFA Champions League semi-finalists will be decided on Wednesday as the quarter-finals come to an end. Under Pep they were so dominant offensively, had so much possession, so high up the pitch.

Bruce McArthur charged with seventh murder Bruce McArthur charged with seventh murder Police say they've identified the remains of three more people believed to be victims of alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur . The Crown announced the new murder charge in a Toronto courtroom where McArthur appeared via video on Wednesday morning.