The former U.S. ambassador's wife at the time, Valerie Plame, was outed as a CIA agent shortly after he spoke out on the Iraq invasion.
The president continues a pattern of granting a politically oriented pardon after major news breaks in the federal investigation into his campaign and Russia.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions had to confront his past statement that suggests he thinks President Trump abused his power in pardoning Scooter Libby and Joe Arpaio without consulting the pardon attorney.
The former ambassador and his wife, former CIA agent Valerie Plame, were at the center of the Libby case. She says Trump's basis for the pardon is "simply false."
Libby was convicted of lying about how he learned of a CIA agent's identity.
Libby was charged in an investigation into who leaked a covert CIA agent's identity to journalists.
Much has been made of the fact that Hillary Clinton's personal computer contained classified email. This sounds bad to anyone who is unaccustomed to dealing with classified information, but not so much to those of us with security clearances
Is there a solution, one which will satisfy the presidential tradition of tax disclosure while at the same time addressing Trump's worries about penalties and costs? You bet.
The Republican Party most loudly proclaims its deep allegiance to our founding document. Yet in recent years, the leaders of the GOP have engaged in an assault on our constitutional system in ways unprecedented in American history:
How Obama reacts to both the "outing" of the C.I.A. station chief in Afghanistan and the ongoing problems at the Veterans Administration will wind up reflecting on his presidential legacy, for better or worse.