Sat, 2018-Apr-14 02:00 UTC
Length - 2:27
Welcome to popular Wiki of the Day where we read the summary of a popular Wikipedia page every day.
With 201,882 views on Friday, 13 April 2018 our article of the day is Scooter Libby.
I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby (first name generally given as Irv, Irve or Irving; born August 22, 1950) is an American lawyer and former advisor to Vice President Dick Cheney.
From 2001 to 2005, Libby held the offices of Assistant to the Vice President for National Security Affairs and Chief of Staff to the Vice President of the United States and Assistant to the President during the administration of President George W. Bush.
In October 2005, Libby resigned from all three government positions after he was indicted on five counts by a federal grand jury concerning the investigation of the leak of the covert identity of Central Intelligence Agency officer Valerie Plame Wilson. He was subsequently convicted of four counts (one count of obstruction of justice, two counts of perjury, and one count of making false statements), making him the highest-ranking White House official convicted in a government scandal since John Poindexter, the national security adviser to President Ronald Reagan in the Iran–Contra affair.
After a failed appeal, President Bush commuted Libby’s sentence of 30 months in federal prison, leaving the other parts of his sentence intact. As a consequence of his conviction in United States v. Libby, Libby’s license to practice law was suspended until being reinstated in 2016. President Donald Trump pardoned Libby on April 13, 2018.
This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 02:00 UTC on Saturday, 14 April 2018.
For the full current version of the article, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scooter_Libby.
This podcast is produced by Abulsme Productions based on Wikipedia content and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Visit wikioftheday.com for our archives, sister podcasts, and swag. Please subscribe to never miss an episode. You can also follow @WotDpod on Twitter.
Abulsme Productions produces the current events podcast Curmudgeon's Corner as well. Check it out in your podcast player of choice.
This has been Salli. Thank you for listening to popular Wiki of the Day.
For current episodes, or for the rest of the Wiki of the Day family of podcasts go here.