This is a statement from I. Lewis Libby regarding his indictment from the grand jury.

Earlier today I submitted my resignation to the president. Obviously, today is a sad day for me and my family.

It has been my great privilege and honor to have the blessing of serving our country in public service in the State Department, the Defense Department, and most recently the Office of the Vice President.

I've spent much of my career working on behalf of the American people and for the safety of our citizens. I have conducted my responsibilities honorably and truthfully, including with respect to this investigation.

It is with regret that I step aside from that service today. I am confident that at the end of this process I will be completely and totally exonerated.

I. Lewis Libby
Oct. 28, 2005