Read time: 1 minute

Kellyanne Conway: 'Many People Think Scooter Libby Was A Victim Of A Special Counsel Gone Amok'

Any chance to smear Robert Mueller seems to be the Trump administration's goals these days.
Views:

Talking to a press pool outside the White House, Kellyanne Conway used the possible pardoning of Scooter Libby as a way to smear Robert Mueller's special counsel.

The NY Times reports, "President Trump plans to pardon I. Lewis Libby Jr., who as chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney was convicted of perjury in connection with the leak of a C.I.A. officer’s identity, a person familiar with the decision said on Thursday.

Trump's personal shopper was asked by the press if her boss was going to issue the pardon and she coyly used the moment to smear Robert Mueller.

Conway said, "I can't confirm that, I'm not going to confirm that."

Kellyanne didn't deny it or called these reports "fake news" as she usually does to news reports that do not flatter Trump. So she's very happy with this leaked information.

Kellyanne continued, "But you know, many people think that Scooter Libby was a victim of a special counsel gone amok."

During the investigation into the Valerie Plame CIA leak case call, one in which Karl Rove narrowly dodged being prosecuted himself, no one outside of Dick Cheney's purview thought Scooter Libby got a raw deal from special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald.

George Bush had already commuted Libby's prison term back in the summer of 2007, but never pardoned him for his crimes.

Views:

After attacking Comey as a leaker, Jake Tapper had a few things to say via Twitter.

Update:

And he has pardoned Scooter.

Can you help us out?

For 16 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit. We work 7 days a week, 16 hours a day for our labor of love, but with rising hosting and associated costs, we need your help! Could you donate $21 for 2021? Please consider a one-time or recurring donation of whatever amount you can spare, or consider subscribing for an ad-free experience. It will be greatly appreciated and help us continue our mission of exposing the real FAKE NEWS!

More C&L Coverage

Discussion

New Commenting System

Our comments are now powered by Insticator. In order to comment you will need to create an Insticator account. The process is quick and simple. Please note that the ability to comment with a C&L site account is no longer available.

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.

Please Do Not Use the Login Link at the Top of the Site.

In order to comment you must use an Insticator account. To register an account, enter your comment and click the post button. A dialog will then appear allowing you create your account.

We will be retiring our Crooks and Liars user account system in January, 2021.

Thank you.
C&L Team