Comey Slams Trump’s Pardon of Scooter Libby: It’s ‘an Attack on the Rule of Law’
JUST IN: James Comey tells @GStephanopoulos that Pres. Trump’s pardon of Scooter Libby was “an attack on the rule of law.”
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) April 17, 2018
James Comey resumed his media blitz on Tuesday by expressing his disapproval for President Trump‘s pardon of Scooter Libby.
Last week, Trump granted clemency to Dick Cheney‘s former Dick Cheney chief of staff who was convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice in 2007. George Stephanopoulos asked the former FBI director for his thoughts about this, particularly since Comey was involved with the investigation into who leaked the identity of CIA operative Valerie Plame.
“It’s an attack on the rule of law,” Comey said. “There’s a reason President George W. Bush, for whom Scooter Libby worked, refused to pardon him after looking at all the facts in the case. It was an overwhelming case, there’s no reason that’s consistent with justice to pardon him.”
Watch above, via ABC.
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