Libby was convicted in 2007 of perjury, obstruction of justice and making false statements stemming from an investigation into the leaking of the covert identity of CIA officer Valerie Plame.
President Trump on Friday pardoned Scooter Libby, the former aide to Vice President Dick Cheney who was ensnared in what was known as the “Valerie Plame affair” during the Bush administration.
“I don’t know Mr. Libby,” Trump said in a statement. “But for years I have heard that he has been treated unfairly. Hopefully, this full pardon will help rectify a very sad portion of his life.”
Libby told Fox News in a brief phone call after Trump’s announcement he is “pleased” his “innocence has been recognized.”