President Donald Trump plans to pardon Scooter Libby, who as chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney was convicted of perjury in connection with the leak of a CIA officer’s identity, a person familiar with the decision said. Libby’s case has long been a cause for conservatives who argued that he was a victim of a special prosecutor run amok. Libby was convicted of four felonies in 2007 for perjury, lying to investigators and obstruction of justice during an investigation into the disclosure of Valerie Wilson’s work with the CIA. President George W. Bush commuted Libby’s 30-month prison sentence but refused to grant him a full pardon.

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