As Ed said,
The President just enraged his base by attempting to push a deeply unpopular immigration bill through the Senate. He could regain a lot of that ground with a commutation of Libby’s sentence
And so he did.
Me, I would have commuted the sentence to exactly what Sandy Berger got for illegally removing highly classified documents from the National Archives and intentionally destroying some of them: $50,000 fine, $6,905 for the administrative costs of his two-year probation, and 100 hours of community service.
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