In a statement later, Plame said Trump's comments were not based on the truth, noting that a jury heard the evidence and convicted him, and even Bush refused to pardon him.
Trump said, "Hopefully, this full pardon will help rectify a very sad portion of [Libby's] life".
Libby was convicted in connection with the investigation into the leaking of the name of Central Intelligence Agency officer Valerie Plame. When former federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald was appointed to investigate that unlawful disclosure, he compounded his offense by lying to FBI agents working for the special counsel.
Given the nature of Libby's crimes, Trump came under fire from critics Friday after he took to Twitter to accuse former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James B. Comey of leaking classified information and lying to Congress. "I don't know Mr. Libby", Trump said in a statement released by the White House press secretary.
Libby was sentenced to 30 months in prison and fined $250,000, but his sentence was commuted by Bush.
3 civilians, 1 Indian soldier killed in Kashmir fighting
Army soldier take position behind trees during a gun battle between security forces and militants in Shopian in South Kashmir . At least one Army jawan and three civilians were killed in an encounter in South Kashmir's Kulgam district on Wednesday.
Study confirms link between traumatic brain injury and dementia
According to Professor Fann, "Shedding light on risk factors for dementia is one of the most important tasks in health research". A traumatic brain injury , or TBI, even a mild one such as a concussion, may raise your risk for dementia, a new study suggests.
"I chose to go back and correct the record in my own book, which I did, and when Scooter Libby was given his law license back a year and a half ago, the judge specifically cited my testimony, the recantation of my testimony, as one of the factors in his decision". But then Trump -who falsely claims to have opposed the Iraq war - scarcely needed any such persuasion to issue the pardon, which plainly has little to do with this "liar and leaker" or his supposed virtues. Representative Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said the Libby pardon was Trump's way "of sending a message to those implicated in the Russian Federation investigation: You have my back and I'll have yours". The injustice was so abject that one juror wept as the verdict was read, and two stated they hoped Mr. Libby would be pardoned. Mr. Libby, also disbarred, was forced to wait more than a decade for justice to prevail.
Consultant Adam Schiff, the leading Democrat in the House Intelligence Committee, said the Libby pardon was Trump's way "of sending a message to those involved at the Russian Federation investigation: You've my spine and that I'll have yours". House of Representatives Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said in a statement, "This pardon sends a troubling signal to the president's allies that obstructing justice will be rewarded".
Mr. Fitzgerald, who had the classified file of Ms. Plame's service, withheld her State Department cover from Ms. Miller-and from Mr. Libby's lawyers, who had requested Ms. Plame's employment history. In August 2017, in the aftermath of an intensified Mueller probe, the Charlottesville violence, and executive branch shake-ups including the departure of Steve Bannon, Trump abruptly pardoned Arizona Sherriff Joe Arpaio, a brutal xenophobe who was convicted of racial profiling and who held Latinos captive in torturous conditions.
"In light of these facts, the President believes Mr. Libby is fully worthy of this pardon".
NPR political reporter Jessica Taylor contributed.
Party sources said that the idea to let Siddaramaiah fight from Badami is to strengthen the Congress prospects in North Karnataka. He had won the seat in 2013 on a ticket from Karnataka Janata Paksha (KJP), which he had joined after falling out with the BJP.
Speaking about Mr Osborn-Brooks, she added: "One minute he is in his house and the next his life is turned upside down". The pensioner had found two men in his 1920s three-bed terraced house in the early hours of last Wednesday morning.
Several weeks later, the " Keeping Up With the Kardashians " star revealed on her reality show that she was pregnant with a girl. Williams later joked that maybe now would be the flawless time for her to walk in one of her fashion shows.
A need for introspection would have gripped Ajinkya Rahane and Gautam Gambhir , captains of both sides, after early setbacks. After letting go of Henriques, SRH made up for the loss by roping in Shakib Al Hasan and Carlos Brathwaite.
He plans on re-signing with the Warriors in a deal that will undoubtedly make up for the pay cut he took this past summer. Or perhaps he'll opt for something in between - a longer deal with player options earlier in the contract.
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As part of the second phase, 12 more cities, including 4 Indian cities, are being added, Uber said in a statement . This makes it easier than ever to share your trip, so loved ones can follow along and know when you've arrived.
Considering the time gap between each release, it seems likely there will be no sign of a PS5 before the end of 2019. Last week, SemiAccurate claimed that Sony had shipped a large number of PS5 development kits to game developers.
CBO also projects 3.3 percent GDP growth in 2018 and 2.4 percent in 2019 - both higher estimates than CBO forecast a year ago . Van Hollen also expressed worry that Republicans will use this news to cut into entitlement programs like Social Security.
Governor Offers to Send Troops to Border
It's unclear what operations or missions troops will perform along the border that might require them to carry weapons. The California Guard members may be deployed at the border , the coast and elsewhere statewide, Brown said.