June 14th, 2007
02:11 PM ET
12 years ago

White House on Libby: President will not intervene

WASHINGTON (CNN) - White House Deputy Press Secretary Dana Perino issued the following statement following the news that a judge has order I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby to report to prison to serve his sentence while his attorneys appeal his case.

"Scooter Libby still has the right to appeal, and therefore the president will continue not to intervene in the judicial process. The president feels terribly for Scooter, his wife and their young children, and all that they're going through."

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  1. Lee, Iowa

    It's too bad Bush doesn't have any sympathy for Valerie Plame and her family or any of the agents overseas that had their lives placed in jepardy because of the outing. Not to mention the amount of money invested in training and keeping a covert agent under cover. Scooter Libby is not the victim here. If he wants to come clean and tell who is to blame and who should be punished, then I might have some sympathy for him, but not until then. Lying and trying to cover up wrong doing by a high ranking public official should not be tolerated by anyone for any reason. I don't care if he's in your "party" or not. I wouldn't accept any less from my friends or family.

    June 14, 2007 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  2. Amy, Goffstown, NH

    Well….well… It appears that the President is in a pickle… Now doesn’t it? What will he do now with someone holding his Administration accountable for their actions… Will he pardon Mr. Libby or let him hang out to dry… My guess is he will pardon him. You know why? Well I think Mr. Libby agreed to take the fall on the proverbial sword on the understanding he sees no jail time. If he goes to jail I believe Barbra Walters will have a lovely interview in side a Federal Prison and we will all know for sure who okayed the leak… I am sure that someone is either the President or the Vice President… I am very glad that this Judge has the gall to stand up against the White House…. All I have to say is “Check” Mr. President, now what’s your next move?

    June 14, 2007 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  3. Garcia, Chicago, IL

    This Criminal administration is who is to blame. Poor Libby...are you kidding me? This behavior falls in line with their inability to care about the real people being hurt, here or elsewhere. These people are crooks and liars and the soooner they are all jailed, the better off the world will be.

    June 14, 2007 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |