Monday, July 02, 2007

Fitzgerald will soldier on...

We fully recognize that the Constitution provides that commutation decisions are a matter of presidential prerogative and we do not comment on the exercise of that prerogative.

We comment only on the statement in which the President termed the sentence imposed by the judge as “excessive.” The sentence in this case was imposed pursuant to the laws governing sentencings which occur every day throughout this country. In this case, an experienced federal judge considered extensive argument from the parties and then imposed a sentence consistent with the applicable laws. It is fundamental to the rule of law that all citizens stand before the bar of justice as equals. That principle guided the judge during both the trial and the sentencing.

Although the President’s decision eliminates Mr. Libby’s sentence of imprisonment, Mr. Libby remains convicted by a jury of serious felonies, and we will continue to seek to preserve those convictions through the appeals process.
from here

4 Comments:

Blogger brian said...

Good for President Bush.

7:25 AM  
Blogger Phriendly Jaime said...

I know, good for him, pardoning crooks who help start illegal wars.

7:29 AM  
Blogger brian said...

What illegal war would that be?

As for the crook part, that's why I'm glad The Prez went with a commutation instead of a full pardon. Even though Fitzgerald should have shut down his investigation after learning about Armitage, Libby still lied under oath. He's getting serious punishment for it.

8:04 AM  
Blogger Adisa Muse said...

Nice. Just realized that you guys have a blog. I hope things have been well.

11:37 PM  

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