WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Bush's decision to spare I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby from prison puts Bush himself under suspicion of a cover-up in the CIA leak case, the husband of the operative whose name was leaked said Tuesday.
"The president, by commuting Mr. Libby's sentence, has guaranteed that he will be under no incentive whatsoever to tell the truth," Joseph Wilson said on CNN's "American Morning." "I think there is a very real suspicion now that the president himself is an accessory to obstruction of justice in this matter."
Bush on Monday commuted the former White House aide's 30-month prison term. He left a $250,000 fine and two years' probation in place on Libby's sentence imposed after he was convicted in federal court of perjury, obstruction of justice and lying to investigators in the probe of the 2003 leak of the name of CIA operative Valerie Plame, Wilson's wife.