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Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Bush spares Libby from prison sentence

GOP allies applaud; Democrats outraged

By Michael Kranish and Bryan Bender, Globe Staff | July 3, 2007

WASHINGTON -- President Bush yesterday commuted the prison sentence of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, ensuring that Vice President Cheney's former chief of staff will not have to serve any of a 30-month term for obstructing justice in the investigation of the leak of a CIA operative's identity. The move was applauded by Republican allies but blasted by Democrats who accused Bush of condoning the criminal act of a loyal White House insider. Click here for more.


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