Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Prosecutor Wants Libby Imprisoned Now

We're with Fitz.

Unless Libby does time, the only thing government officials will learn from this is that they have built in immunity for anything damned crazy thing they feel like doing.

Since when is outing a CIA NOC, who specializes in WMD, and then lying about it, a matter of politics?

Prosecutor Wants Libby Imprisoned Now:

Washington - Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald urged a federal judge Tuesday not to delay former White House aide I. Lewis 'Scooter' Libby's 2 1/2-year prison sentence in the CIA leak case.

Libby, the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, has argued that he has a good chance of winning an appeal and should be allowed to remain free until that challenge has run its course.

U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton, who sentenced Libby to prison for lying to authorities and obstructing the investigation into the 2003 leak of CIA operative Valerie Plame's identity, has said he sees no reason to grant Libby's request.

A delay in Libby's sentence would give President Bush more time to consider pardon requests from Libby's supporters, who say the loyal aide was caught up in a political investigation and does not deserve prison time.

Fitzgerald, in court documents filed Tuesday, said an appeals court is unlikely to overturn Libby's conviction because the evidence against him was so overwhelming.

After a month-long trial, jurors found that Libby lied to investigators about how he learned that Valerie Plame, the wife of an outspoken war critic, worked for the CIA, and whom he told.

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