Scooter Libby

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Lewis Libby
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Chief of Staff to the Vice President
In office
January 20, 2001 – November 1, 2005
Vice PresidentDick Cheney
Preceded byCharles Burson
Succeeded byDavid Addington
Personal details
Born (1950-08-22) August 22, 1950 (age 72)
New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Harriet Grant
EducationYale University (BA)
Columbia University (JD)

I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby (first name generally given as Irv, Irve or Irving;[1] born August 22, 1950) is an American lawyer[2][3] and former advisor to Vice President Dick Cheney.

From 2001 to 2005, Libby held the offices of Assistant to the Vice President for National Security Affairs and Chief of Staff to the Vice President of the United States.[4]

After a failed appeal, President Bush commuted Libby's sentence of 30 months in federal prison, leaving the other parts of his sentence intact.[5] As a result of his conviction in United States v. Libby, Libby's license to practice law was suspended until being reinstated in 2016.[3] President President Donald Trump pardoned Libby on April 13, 2018.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. Hoyle, R. (2008). Going to War: How Misinformation, Disinformation, and Arrogance Led America Into Iraq. St. Martin's Press. p. 47. ISBN 9780312360351. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  2. "Lewis Libby". Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Scooter Libby Can Practice Law Again, DC Court Says". National Law Journal. Retrieved 2016-11-07.
  4. Dreyfuss, Robert (April 17, 2006). "Vice Squad". The American Prospect. Retrieved February 29, 2008.
  5. Edwin Chen, "Bush Commutes Libby's Prison Term in CIA Leak Case (Update 2)",, July 2, 2007, accessed July 2, 2007.
  6. Karl de Vries (April 13, 2018). "Trump pardons ex-Cheney aide Scooter Libby". Retrieved April 13, 2018.