A Giuliani Flip-Flop on Pardons
Here's Rudy Giuliani in 2001 on the pardon of Marc Rich:
MAYOR RUDOLPH GIULIANI, New York: Well, I'm shocked that the President of the United States would pardon him. After all, he never paid a price. He got on an airplane, took all his records, and ran off to Zug, Switzerland, where he's remained a fugitive, and has made untold efforts to try to get the charges reduced, including many, many overtures and entreaties based on the use of influence.
Here's Giuliani now on the commutation of Scooter Libby:
"After evaluating the facts, the president came to a reasonable decision, and I believe the decision was correct," Giuliani said in a written statement Monday evening.
Did he forget that Scooter Libby hasn't paid a price yet? At least Marc Rich proceeded within the system and "made untold efforts to try to get the charges reduced." He even had Scooter Libby representing him in those endeavors.
It should be noted that Giuliani indicted Rich in 1983. Benji Sarlin at TPM's Election Central has more.
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