Will Scooter Libby Get a Pardon?
I don't think Bush will make any decision on a pardon for Scooter Libby before Judge Walton rules on the Appeal bond, and if denied, before the D.C. Court of Appeals reviews the bond decision. The White House said as much today.
The White House indicated today Bush will not act before Libby's appeal of his conviction is decided. I think that will take about a year.
Bush always says he doesn't want to interfere with the legal process. So that puts us at about June, 2008. Bush has until his last day in office in January, 2009 to issue the pardon.
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