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.”