Court of Appeals denied Libby's Bond Appeal

Clarice Feldman
The U.S. Court of appeals for the District of Columbia today rejected Libby's appeal for release pending appeal.
Libby ``has not shown that the appeal raises a substantial question'' under federal law that would merit letting him remain free, the court said.
I am more disappointed in this ruling than I can say, for I believe an innocent man is heading off to prison.I urge the President to pardon him; respite his sentence so he can remain free pending the appeal; or commute it and remove the prison sentence so he can remain free and appeal his conviction.

At this stage of hie presidency, it is hard to fill vacancies; the present staff is overworked and beset by stupid Congressional hearings; it would certainly dispirit them more to see how callously one of their own is being treated--as a result of the cowardice of those who turned this over to Fitzgerald in the first place knowing there had never been an underlying crime.

The U.S. Court of appeals for the District of Columbia today rejected Libby's appeal for release pending appeal.
Libby ``has not shown that the appeal raises a substantial question'' under federal law that would merit letting him remain free, the court said.
I am more disappointed in this ruling than I can say, for I believe an innocent man is heading off to prison.I urge the President to pardon him; respite his sentence so he can remain free pending the appeal; or commute it and remove the prison sentence so he can remain free and appeal his conviction.

At this stage of hie presidency, it is hard to fill vacancies; the present staff is overworked and beset by stupid Congressional hearings; it would certainly dispirit them more to see how callously one of their own is being treated--as a result of the cowardice of those who turned this over to Fitzgerald in the first place knowing there had never been an underlying crime.