Mar 08 2007

One juror favors a pardon…

The Drudge Report has the scoop on this one.

The juror is partially right. Libby was caught up in the investigation – and it was an investigation that should have ended long before Libby and Rove were called to the stand. In the end, rather than admit there was nothing and that it had been a wild-goose chase, Patrick Fitzgerald chose to ruin the life of Scooter Libby.

A pardon may be called for if an appeals court cannot overturn this absurd verdict.

27 responses so far

27 Responses to “One juror favors a pardon…”

  1. dennisa says:

    You might also want to read this, from an interesting source:

  2. lurker9876 says:

    the most dangerous person of all is Mr. Fitzgerald. This man clearly should not be exercising the powers of a U.S. Attorney. He abused his office to persecute Mr. Libby, who he has personal reasons to dislike. And also, apparently, to throw Judith Miller, another person against whom he apparently has a grudge, in prison. Mr. Fitzgerald should face disciplinary action for his conduct of this investigation.

    Lay off smokin’ the crack, Dennis, it’s frying your cerebellum. He didn’t ask for the lousy job – he just did his duty. It’s not his fault Libby lied and got caught.

    If you want to talk about abusing the office of US Attorney – try looking at the current AttorneyGate investigations of hte Justice Department and serial perjurer Speedy Gonzales.

    Indeed Fitz is the most dangerous man regarding this case. And he knows it himself.

    martin-sooth-copperhead, you’re the one that’s on crack.

    This AttorneyGate investigation is hogwash and a waste of time and money. This pales to Clinton and Reno’s firing of 90 attorneys and no one objected to the firings of 90 attorneys!!

    Gonzales is NOT a perjurer at all.

    I wish AJStrata would simply ban this poster.

  3. Bikerken says:

    Merlin, I wasn’t aware that he had disclosed so much, if he did, how the hell did he get on the jury? Isakoff is another one of the people who was involved in this case. It was him who worked with David Corn who originally had a hand in spinning this story up. They wrote some kind of article about this together. The NYT reporter I think was Maureen Dowd. How is it possible that someone with so many connections to principles in this case could possibly sit on the jury. Surely, even if you run out of exemptions, the judge has to make a determination that a person like this is just too ass deep into friendships with people all on one side to allow him to sit on the jury. Certainly Collins has proven this by what he has said since the trial ended.

  4. Soothsayer says:

    Gonzales is NOT a perjurer at all.

    He testified that the replacement of 8 United States attorneys under very suspicious circumstances was not at all political – and very soon now his lie will be demonstrated.

    It is unlikely Gonzales will serve out the remainer of the term as AG. You can take that to the bank.

    It’s kind of sad when you want to ban someone for the sole reasons that:

    1. they don’t agree with the Kool-Ade drinkers; and
    2. they were right about the Libby verdict.

    It must hurt being so wrong all the time, Lurker.

  5. Soothsayer says:


    how the hell did he get on the jury?

    Ask Ted Wells and Scooter Libby, they did not contest his inclusion.

  6. Soothsayer says:

    Bad news for Scooter:

    Regarding a pardon for Mr. Libby:

    In a Feb. 1 interview with Fox News anchor Neal Cavuto, George Bush was asked whether he would pardon Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean, two former U.S. Border Patrol agents convicted of shooting a Mexican drug dealer who was fleeing across the border into Mexico. Bush’s response in Cavuto’s inquiry was to repeatedly point to the Justice Department pardon process to explain how he would make his decision. The Justice Department says:

    § 1.2 Eligibility for filing petition for pardon.

    No petition for pardon should be filed until the expiration of a waiting period of at least five years after the date of the release of the petitioner from confinement or, in case no prison sentence was imposed, until the expiration of a period of at least five years after the date of the conviction of the petitioner. Generally, no petition should be submitted by a person who is on probation, parole, or supervised release.

    In weighing whether to recommend a pardon, U.S. attorneys are supposed to consider whether an applicant is remorseful:

    The extent to which a petitioner has accepted responsibility for his or her criminal conduct and made restitution to … victims are important considerations. A petitioner should be genuinely desirous of forgiveness rather than vindication.

  7. MerlinOS2 says:


    I went back and looked, I was referring to John Tierney the NYT reporter who was at his wedding according to his HuffPo article.