Scooter Libby reinstated to the bar

The Daily Caller reports that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has reinstated Lewis (Scooter) Libby’s license to practice law, eight years after he was disbarred as a result of his conviction in connection with what became known as “Plamegate.” If you have forgotten the details of the preposterous proceedings against him initiated by James Comey’s appointed counsel, Patrick Fitzgerald, here’s a primer.  In short, he was convicted of having a different memory of conversations from those of the late Tim Russert and Matt Cooper, the husband (since separated) of Mandy Grunwald, then and now a close Hillary Clinton aide, months after these conversations occurred.  While it has often been misreported that he leaked the name of CIA agent Valerie Plame, the leaker was Colin Powell’s deputy secretary of state, Richard Armitage, something known to Fitzgerald from the outset.  Whether Comey was apprised of this fact or...(Read Full Post)