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Friday, April 13, 2018

Trump pardons Scooter Libby

Having undone most of the damage Barack Obama did to the nation -- also known as Obama's Legacy -- President Donald Trump began cleaning up the mistakes by President George Walker Bush.

Today, Trump pardoned Lewis “Scooter” Libby, the chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, who was railroaded by a special counsel for not answering a question correctly.

Despite what Jake Tapper at Fake News CNN said, Libby did not disclose Valerie Plame's name to columnist Robert Novak, which was what Patrick Fitzgerald was supposed to prosecute. Richard Armitage leaked Plame's name.

Fitzgerald did not indict Armitage. Fitzgerald went after Cheney's top aide instead.

This was an injustice that Bush was too chicken to correct.

Enter the dragon.

"He is innocent, and he and his family have suffered for years because of his wrongful conviction," Cheney said in a statement.

"I am grateful today that President Trump righted this wrong by issuing a full pardon to Scooter, and I am thrilled for Scooter and his family."

Jimmy the Weasel Comey appointed Fitzgerald, Politico reported.

The Deep State's reign of error predates Trump by decades. Recall that Mark Felt, the man Nixon passed over to head the FBI, succeeded in forcing Nixon to resign.

They are trying to do that again.

The saying is God watches over children, drunks, and the United States of America. Pray for Trump. Pray for America. Pray that it is true.

Meranwhile, North Korea is de-nuked, the invasion from the south has subsided, the economy grows, taxes are lower, and the Islamic State is on the run. Plus, Trump ended the edict that everyone must buy health insurance.

And now Libby is pardoned.

32 comments:

  1. And Don,

    Meanwhile, Trump has sold his support down the river on the 2nd Amendment. I voted for him, but would be happy to have him impeached as Pence has an actual pro-gun record, not just spew and weasel like Trump.
    cheers
    Rudy

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    1. Exactly what law did Trump sign, or executive order, that sold us down the river? I'm an Endowment member of the NRA. I'd think they would have given me a heads up.

      IOW, you're full of shit.

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    2. Trump did nothing to hurt 2 A. Your scenrio would have a loser running in 20. Then 2A will be vaporized. Get a grip.

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    3. 1- you seem unaware of who he has appointed to the 9th circuit, and numerous back slides, try some research.
      2- NRA is not our friend, I resigned my Endowmemt Membership 10 years ago. GOA is on our side.
      The fact you don't know this, as well as your foul mouth, is all I need to know. Cheers

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    4. Yeah. GOA has such clout. You never had an endowment membership.

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    5. Rudy, you really ought to know better than to believe anything you heard on CNN.

      We're wise to the smell of their bilge-water around these parts.

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  2. About time. Wondering how GWB is feeling about this.

    No balls whatsoever.

    This is a signal to the Deep Loonies, and a reassurance to those in their sights. Just like you said earlier, Don.

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    1. W-Bush's failure to pardon Scooter Libby is one of a thousand arguments refuting the "W was such an honorable man" school of thought.
      -TK

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    2. My disappointment in W gets worse every year. The man wouldn't defend himself or his friends. Shame on him.

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    3. I voted for Bush twice, but I despise him now. We didn't get a peep out of him for 8 years, and then he opens his yap. Yay for Scooter.

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    4. Thank you, MK, for voicing my opinion and reality completely. George W. Bush is an asshole. Fuck him and all of his relatives.

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    5. I join the others who are and have been disappointed by W. Looking back on him makes me feel even better about President Trump.

      Bucky

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    6. W would rather have Hillary in office. So, there is your answer.

      Republicans bemoaned the fact W would not fight.

      Now a Republican, Trump, fights and Republicans bemoan that Trump fights.

      UniParty is the desire, not a fighter.

      -TexasDude

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    7. Hear, hear!!!!
      ---Fred

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  3. Trump's successes are not a mitigating factor, stanching the flow of anger from the Never-Ever Trumpsters. The opposite. It's a causa belli.

    If POTUS-Trump were a failure, the Never-Ever Trumpsters could content themselves with the fact that he's a one-off, never-to-be-repeated fluke, a reality TV star who got lucky. But all hands on deck, man the battle stations. The paper-trained house conservatives in the elite media are in a panic. POTUS-Trump is succeedingly wildly right where the elite have failed their voters and failed the Republic. This cannot be allowed to stand. Why an elite Republican may never be trusted for anything ever gone unless POTUS-Trump is stopped pronto.

    No wonder the testicle-free establishment jerks are racing to the K Street exits, huh, Speaker Ryan? Their brand of worker-hating, all-wars-all-the-time polite-opposition lose-honorably conservatism is deader than Ted Kennedy's date in "Chappaquiddick." Killed by someone who is not their kind of people.

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  4. Nothing more than the crook grooming the flock to accept pardons. Faux News Channel is already teaching that Rosenstein needs to be fired. The flock goes baaaaaa.

    He's going to need his pardons. Too bad they won't work with Schneiderman. I bet he's enjoying listening to David Cohen's record collection right about now.


    Of course, firing Comey was perhaps this single dumbest thing Trump did, but I bet he can outdo himself.

    November will be a joy.

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    1. In November you will continue to live your dissapointing life and Trump will still be king.

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    2. The left's fixation with Fox is cute; you can almost hear the sniveling as they complain they have all the networks in their back pocket, except Fox. Waaaaaaaa! Maybe you can top calling fox News , Faux news, by calling someone a poopy butt. Grow up.

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    3. Comey lied to Congress. He leaked info to a friend to get the Special Counsel going.

      He is a snake.

      He tried to throw Lynch under the bus. He tried to throw McCabe under the bus.

      Even his actions in the Gonzales hospital bed during W's term were weazily.



      - TexasDude

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    4. Your liberal tears are sweet to us.
      ---Fred

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  5. GW had great courage as a warrior and was loyal to his troops in the field but for reasons i do not personally know left a loyal Tribune behind to rot. I admired Cheney then and still do. Someday perhaps we will hear both sides.

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    1. W-Bush was absolutely NOT loyal to the troops under his command. He put them in harm's way, with no intention of letting them fight to victory, and he put them in harm's way under extremely restrictive rules of engagement that punished them for defending themselves unless they had approval from DOD lawyers to shoot back when shot at. W was a human disgrace.

      I would apologize to America for voting for him twice but my only other real choices were Gore and Kerry, so it's not like I had a choice.
      -TK

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  6. Wow, this really made my day! :-) Not only did Trump right an injustice he also reminded us was a cuck G.W Bush was an the entire republican establishment for allowing Libby to become a scapegoat. It also has the added feature of letting the deep state know Trump will just pardon their wrongful convictions this go around to so maybe they shouldn't bother and just try to take out the king.

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  7. From what I've read, Armitage being the leaker was known early on in the investigation. Continuing the witch hunt after the leaker was known didn't cover Fitzgerald in glory.

    Similarly, Novak not publicly saying who tipped him off, even when he saw Libby being lynched, was not his greatest day, either. I guess maybe he thought he was "protecting a source" but that's a lame excuse for railroading an innocent man. I don't remember him ever saying that Libby wasn't the guy.

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    1. Isn't Bob Novak dead? If not, he's close. Rot in hell.

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    2. And what do you think about Colin Powell, for whom Armitage worked? Powell had to have known Libby was being scapegoated to take the blame for his own guy, but he said nothing. Powell let an innocent man go to jail. He acted dishonorably. Shame on him.

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    3. Plame was outed by none other than Joe Wilson her husband. It happened more than a year before the Yellow cake fiasco, but in truth there was nothing to "out". She was not covert at the time nor had she been for quite some time. This was known in 2003, but keeps getting swept under the rug.

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    4. Powell knew the truth but refused to go public.

      He and Armitage were part of the same club.

      After that, Powell's name was mud to me.

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    5. I believe Gen Powell as Sec of State also knew Libby didn't do it an just sat on it.

      TexasDude

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  8. Don't forget GWB didn't pardon the two border patrol agents who were railroaded for defending themselves.
    The Bushes, like the Clintons and Kennedy's need to go to the dustbin of history. Weasels all of them!

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    1. You left out the Obamas.
      ---Fred

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  9. The jury foreman later admitted he was a Bush Admin hater. So IMO he lied under oath during jury prep questioning and a full pardon should have been issued immediately and the foreman prosecuted. As with what has become the norm in the recent past, justice is NOT blind.

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