Bush Issues 29 Pardons, None for Scooter Libby
President Bush issued 29 pardons today. I "Lewis" Scooter Libby was not among them.
That doesn't mean one won't be forthcoming now that Libby has dropped his appeal. Bush has said previously he wouldn't give a pardon while the appeal was pending. Since Libby only announced his intent to withdraw the appeal yesterday, it could just be a matter of timing. Bush can grant pardons until he leaves office in 2009.
Here's the full list. Included is one commutation of a crack cocaine sentence -- see below.
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