Pelosi Statement on President's Commutation of Scooter Libby Prison Sentence

July 2, 2007
Press Release
Washington, D.C. - Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on President Bush's commutation of Lewis 'Scooter' Libby's prison sentence today:

'The President's commutation of Scooter Libby's prison sentence does not serve justice, condones criminal conduct, and is a betrayal of trust of the American people.

'The President said he would hold accountable anyone involved in the Valerie Plame Wilson leak case. By his action today, the President shows his word is not to be believed. He has abandoned all sense of fairness when it comes to justice, he has failed to uphold the rule of law, and he has failed to hold his Administration accountable.'