Former G.W. Bush presidential assistant G. Scooter Libby was an innocent man when he was sentenced to 30 months in prison and a $250,000 fine. That sentence was the result of a man caught in the crosshairs of a political battle between a Democrat-controlled Congress and an increasingly unpopular Republican president. Bush would later commute the sentence, a half-hearted measure, but the felony conviction and the fine remained in place.
This week Donald Trump righted that terrible wrong – the howls of the liberal media be damned.
Legal experts have been calling for the Libby pardon for some time. Some are now saying Trump’s pardon was also a signal to the Mueller investigation – an ordeal that has proven even more of a miscarriage of justice then what happened to Mr. Libby.
“I don’t know Mr. Libby,” Mr. Trump said, according to the White House statement, “but for years I have heard that he has been treated unfairly. Hopefully, this full pardon will help rectify a very sad portion of his life.”
Where Bush cowered with half-measures Donald Trump has rectified in full.