Pelosi Statement on Trump Pardon of Scooter Libby

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after President Trump announced a pardon of the former National Security Advisor and Chief of Staff to Vice President Cheney, Scooter Libby, who was convicted of four felonies, including obstruction of justice and perjury before a grand jury:

“President Trump’s pardon of Scooter Libby makes clear his contempt for the rule of law.

“This pardon sends a troubling signal to the President’s allies that obstructing justice will be rewarded. The suggestion that those who lie under oath may be rewarded with pardons poses a threat to the integrity of the Special Counsel investigation, and to our democracy.

“Neither the President nor his allies are above the law.”

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