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Fitzgerald Wants Three Year Sentence For Libby

Special Prosecutor Seeks 30 to 37 Months in Prison for Libby

By Michael A. Fletcher
Saturday, May 26, 2007; Page A02

Former top Bush administration aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby should spend 30 to 37 months in prison for obstructing the CIA leak investigation, Special Counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald contended in court documents filed yesterday.

Libby, former chief of staff to Vice President Cheney, has shown no remorse for lying to investigators and “about virtually everything that mattered” in the probe of who disclosed the identity of covert CIA officer Valerie Plame to the media in 2003, Fitzgerald wrote.

“Mr. Libby, a high-ranking public official and experienced lawyer, lied repeatedly and blatantly about matters at the heart of a criminal investigation concerning the disclosure of a covert intelligence officer’s identity,” Fitzgerald said in court papers. “He has shown no regret for his actions, which significantly impeded the investigation.”

Libby was convicted in March of obstruction of justice, making false statements and perjury, becoming the highest-ranking White House official convicted of a crime since the 1980s Iran-Contra scandal.

His sentencing is scheduled for June 5 before U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton. Libby’s defense has not yet filed its recommendation…

If Mr. Libby deserves three years in prison Mr. Fitzgerald deserves life.

And the Plames should face a firing squad.

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