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Studio B Gives President's and Vice Presidents Reactions To Scooter Libby Sentencing

Reported by Donna - June 5, 2007 -

Today on Studio B with Shepard Smith had a short segment on Scooter Libby being sentenced to jail for 2 1/2 years with a $250,000 fine, probation and community service.

Before sentencing today Libby addressed the court and said he hoped the judge would not just consider the verdict but his life. The President said he wouldn't intervene in the Scooter Libby trial while it was still in the appeals process. He said he felt sorry for Libby and his family. The President's spokesperson would not rule out a pardon. The Vice President said the conviction was a tragedy for it's affect on Libby, his wife and small children. He said Libby was a man of highest intellect, judgement and personal integrity.

The judge said that the evidence overwhelmingly indicated Mr. Libby's culpability and he had to consider all the factors including the people's loss of faith in the government. The judge said he should have gone to great lengths to determine Valerie Plame's status with the CIA before giving her name to reporters. The reporter said "the leak was still a consideration in today's sentencing."

Comment: So the leak was a factor in the sentencing according to Fox. The Vice President's reaction that Libby was a man of high integrity was a joke and as for his wife and small children, he should have thought about them when he was lying to the FBI. Finally a straight news story from Studio B even though they only offered the President's and Vice President's reaction and no Democrats.