Trump praised for pardoning Scooter Libby

April 13, 2018, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement praising President Donald Trump for pardoning Scooter Libby:

“Scooter Libby is the exact example of why nobody should ever speak to federal investigators pretty much about anything. Libby never leaked Valerie Plame’s name, Richard Armitage did, but he was still prosecuted by Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald in 2005 and convicted in 2007. The only crime he committed was speaking on the record. The Special Counsel was appointed to find out who leaked Plame’s name but instead went on a fishing expedition to take out the Vice President by targeting his chief of staff. This miscarriage of justice being remedied is long overdue.

“This pattern has been repeated by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who has guilty pleas on lying to federal investigators — or is it for not remembering? — from Michael Flynn, George Papadopoulos and Richard Gates.He forgets one thing and it becomes the crime of the century even if it really was a faulty recollection.”

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