In the waning days of the Bush administration, Vice President Dick Cheney launched a last-ditch campaign to persuade his boss to pardon Lewis (Scooter) Libby - and was furious when President George W. Bush wouldn't budge.
Sources close to Cheney told the Daily News the former vice president repeatedly pressed Bush to pardon Libby, arguing his ex-chief of staff and longtime alter ego deserved a full exoneration - even though Bush had already kept Libby out of jail by commuting his 30-month prison sentence.
"He tried to make it happen right up until the very end," one Cheney associate said.
The craziest thing of all is that, despite a conviction by his peers on four felony counts, Dick Cheney still doesn't believe he did anything wrong. Stunning indeed. Perrspectives has more...
Update: And whenever you talk about these guys, another story about the DOJ firings comes out.
President George W. Bush's friendship with Vice President Cheney was stretched to the breaking point after the president refused to pardon I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby for lying in the Valerie Plame case.
Appearing in a interview on NBC Monday, the Read more...