June 5th, 2007
05:57 PM ET
12 years ago

Love & hate for Libby

I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby leaves the courthouse in Washington on Tuesday after being sentenced to 30 months in prison.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - After Lewis "Scooter" Libby's sentencing Tuesday, the judge in the case released 350 pages of letters written to him by both Libby's supporters and detractors. Judge Reggie Walton says he weighed the letters when deciding Libby's 30 month sentence.

The collection includes letters from colleagues and friends of Libby, including Donald Rumsfeld, Henry Kissinger, Paul Wolfowitz and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Peter Pace (click here to read those letters).

Rumsfeld calls Libby "a truly honorable public servant," while Pace says he was "a team player."

Not all the letters are positive. One from "an angry citizen" asks the judge to impose "the longest possible prison term" on Libby.

- CNN Internet Producer Eric Weisbrod

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