Tuesday, March 06, 2007
Reid urges Bush to pledge no pardon for Libby
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Moments after I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby was found guilty Tuesday on four of five counts in the Valerie Plame CIA leak identity trial, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, called on President Bush to pledge not to pardon the former White House aide.
"I welcome the jury's verdict," Reid said in a statement that popped in reporter's email boxes right after the verdict was released. "It's about time someone in the Bush Administration has been held accountable for the campaign to manipulate intelligence and discredit war critics. Lewis Libby has been convicted of perjury, but his trial revealed deeper truths about Vice President Cheney's role in this sordid affair."
"Now President Bush must pledge not to pardon Libby for his criminal conduct," Reid added.
-- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney
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