Former vice presidential aide Lewis Libby leaves the courthouse in Washington on March 6 after being convicted of perjury.
WASHINGTON (CNN) - Lewis "Scooter" Libby is to be sentenced Tuesday on convictions for perjury and obstruction of justice related to the leak of a CIA operative's identity to the media.
The former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney did not testify in his own defense at trial in March, but his lawyers have not ruled out a response when the judge asks him if he has anything to say before sentencing.
Libby has maintained his innocence ever since he was indicted and resigned in October 2005.
This is another example of political power spiraling out of control. We need a agency consisting of common citizens that can expose these power mongers for who they are. If this were a common citizen committing this crime their sentence would have been subtantially greater. Politicians are not gods and should face the same punishment as common citizens, including being imprisoned in general population. I bet if this were enacted our so called "elected" officials would think twice before committing the crimes they do.
It is a shame he will be pardoned. He should take responsibility for his crime, serve his time like a man and set an example to others.
It would of been nice if officials could have assessed what truly occurred and was capable of discerning the nuances in this case to determine if there was actually a case in the first place. But it turned into a political smear and a waste of tax money in the end with no one actually charged with the alledged crime.