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I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby Found Guilty On Four Counts

On Tuesday, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, former aide to Vice President Cheney, was found guilty on counts of perjury, lying to the FBI and obstructing an investigation into the leak of a CIA operative, Valerie Plame, and faces up to 25 years in prison.

From the Oval Office, President Bush said the verdict was unfortunate, but he respected the jury's decision. Vice President Dick Cheney expressed his disappointment, by saying that Libby, "...has served our nation tirelessly and with great distinction through many years of public service." READ MORE

With a retrial on its way, many speculate that if Libby is found guilty again, President Bush will pardon him so he won't have to do any jail time. FNC wants to know — If you were president, would you pardon Libby? E-mail us at speakout@foxnews.com and let us know what you think!


Here's What FOX Fans Are Saying:

"Yes, then I would go get Sandy 'Burglar.'" — Beasley

"He should never been on trial. Was put on trial for telling the truth, and would definitely give him a pardon! Certainly deserves it more than Mark Rich did." — Melanie

"Yes, right after the 'Border Patrol Agents' are pardoned, and the drug runner is behind bars." — Jimmy

" I would waste no time in pardoning Scooter Libby. He did nothing wrong and shouldn't have been subjected to this travesty. " — Donald

"I would pardon him in a minute. He should have never even been on trial. Sandy Berger goes around, free to this day, after stealing top secret documents, loses his security clearance, and now has it back. And, Congressman Jefferson from Louisiana won't even get jail time for accepting and getting caught with $90,000 worth of bribes. In no way was Mr. Libby responsible 'disclosing a CIA operative,' which it seems he wasn't convicted on that anyway. If he lied after admitting to not remembering, then I wonder why Senator Clinton wasn't jailed for her numerous 'I can't remember' speeches to a grand jury. One last thing, why weren't the Wilson's brought in as witnesses? How about Richard Armitage? This whole thing smells of political criminality." — J.L. (Round Rock, TX)

"The president should pardon Libby! The whole works was a nasty liberal scam to get at the White House." — Lee

"I would pardon him in a heartbeat. He was convicted of a non-crime that was not even related to the original intent of the special prosecutor." — Mike

"Unless the entire ridiculous conviction is thrown out on appeal, he should be pardoned." — Warren (Bellingham, WA)

"Not only would I pardon Scooter, I'd start an investigation of the 'special' prosecutor, Mr. Fitzgerald! If he knew before he even started his investigation that Lawrence Eagleberger was responsible for identifying Valerie Plame, then WHY did he even have to continue his 'fishing expedition'?" — Kevin

"I would not pardon Libby before I pardoned the two border agents currently in jail." — Donn (Pasadena, MD)

" He was a victim of a witch hunt. What about Sandy Berger, Bill Clinton?" — David

"Yes, I would pardon him! I would not allow loyal employees to have their lives wrecked, just so Democrats can take stabs at Republicans!" — Anonymous

"Clinton pardoned people that make Scooter Libby look like Whistler's Mom. Give him the pardon." — Jo Ann

"Yes I would pardon Scooter Libby. Bill Clinton set the precedent, didn't he? Valerie Plame was never covert." — Nancy

"Yes, I would pardon him, he should never have been indicted in the first place; no crime was committed and there was nothing to hide or obstruct." — Alexander (Waco, TX)

"I think it is a disgrace that he was tried and convicted in the first place. It shows what a miserable charade our justice system is, particularly in the Washington, DC area. If this farce is not overturned at the retrial I would pardon Mr. Libby at once." — AC

"I would have pardoned him just after the verdict was read. By waiting, the Democrats will just keep stirring." — J.L.

"Yes, he should be pardoned, as the inquiry should not have taken place. They knew who had told the name of the CIA agent before the grand jury took place. She was not even a covert agent at the time ... purely a political move and, as usual, the country, as a whole, is hurt." — Judy

"YES, I would pardon him the first day I would be able to. Even trying him was a total injustice and a sad day for America's judicial system." — Jessica

"He is a crook .And like any crook he deserves no special treatment. But who can speak for Bush? He has proven that only he can be wrong without penalty" — Walter

"Who is better off or safer as a result of this trial? This trial was a gross waste of tax money. Special prosecutors should be limited to the crime allegedly committed and not secondary offenses. Also lying should be a crime both ways. The police should not be able to lie in any circumstance." — Ray (Irvington, VA)

"I absolutely would pardon Mr. Libby. There is no justice in our courts when someone can be convicted, when a crime was not even committed. This is simply the sickening politics that Americans are fed up with. I am sick of politics in our country and if there was an Independent party that would stop the bickering and get something done, I believe most Americans would support it in a heartbeat." — Jim

"Yes, I would pardon him, and I'm a diehard Democrat. I think he took the fall for V.P. Cheney since there is evidence that Cheney was instrumental in the orchestration of the entire debacle. Libby has been a hard-working public servant, and even though lying is wrong, I think he's gone through enough grief, and he should be able to get on with his life. He has many more years of good contributions to make — in the public or private sector!" — Sylviae

"I do not think Libby should be pardoned. People should not lie to a grand Jury. I think the special prosecutor suckered Libby as It appears he knew the guilty party before Libby's testimony. I think Libby should get a short sentence, and maybe no prison time." — Merle

"A pardon is acceptable. He is a fall guy for a broader problem. The CIA needs to tighten its reign on operatives as it impacts foreign espionage and intelligence. This will ultimately be the weapon to proactively defeat terrorism and countries dealing with terrorists. Welcome to the 21st century." — Pedro

"I would pardon him today what a waste of time for a federal prosecutor to be doing he should be trying drug cases" — Sonny

"The presidential pardon is a laughably outdated tool, and an abuse of power that should not be tolerated. The country gasped when President Clinton pardoned Mark Rich — I hope that President Bush will take the high road and not follow that example. The United States is supposed to be a nation of laws, not men. Every pardon granted, by any president from any party, undermines that principle." — Paul

"If I was Bush I would pardon him. Libby was railroaded by a prosecutor who was out to get Bush and Cheney. Libby didn't do anything wrong. The trial was rigged in favor of the prosecution. So yes I would pardon him." — Gary (Gresham, OR)

"Were I in GW's shoes I would say that a pardon would be the least I could do for a loyal warrior who fell on his sword to cover up my bungling." — R. W.

"I thought there had to be an actual law broken, or at least a presumed law that was broken, before the grand jury would start an investigation. It's obvious that in case there wasn't and therefore no law would have been broken by Scooter ... also, I can't remember what I had for lunch, does that make me guilty of something?" — Keith

"The least Pres. Bush should do is pardon Mr Libby. The whole process from investigation to indictment to trial to conviction is unbelievable. It is my understanding that the government knew who the leak was before the Special Education prosecutor was even appointed." — Al (Spring, TX)

"Libby does not deserve a pardon. He has been convicted of perjury in relation to the outing of a covert CIA operative and participated in a treasonous act that damaged our intelligence activities regarding Iran and Iraq's nuclear programs." — Pop

"If Mr. Bush does it, he'll be a traitor to the party and to conservative politics generally." — Tom

"If I were President I would think it a gross negligence of duty, and an embarrassing precedent in the eyes of taxpayers to grant any form of pardon to Mr. Libby. He was convicted of charges that border on treasonous acts and took great pains to attempt it's cover-up. Is he a 'fall guy'? Perhaps, but this has little bearing. For any president to turn a blind eye to the handing down of judicious penalty to someone who has used the power invested in him for corrupt, illegal and unethical purposes would make that president, in my opinion, as criminally culpable." — JJ

"Scooter Libby is a criminal. He's been found guilty by a jury of his peers. He needs to do time in jail and the country will be better off when people like him are behind bars." — Rose

"I would pardon him in a heartbeat — this is a serious miscarriage of justice, and I do have tremendous respect and adoration for our justice system, but in this case, yes, there was a miscarriage of justice." — Patsy

"Yes, he should be pardoned … as has Carl Rove, Dick Cheney, and anyone else who was 'in the know." Scooter Libby was asked to take the fall. And now everyone is running for cover. I can't wait to read the book. " — Patsy (Clearwater, FL)

"The man was found guilty by a Jury Trial. In the American Justice System, a guilty verdict is followed by sentencing and then an appeal. What makes this trial any different than any other trial in the criminal justice system? Apparently, the facts were presented to the Jury and their decision was guilty as charged on four of the five charges. Would I get a pardon if it were me on trail? I would think not. If you do the crime then you do the time. That is true for all Americans no exceptions. No special treatment." — Dave

"Yes, by all means Pardon Libby! What good would it serve our Great Nation to have this man in prison? Let our politicians, law enforcement and intelligence agencies get on with more important issues, such as crime in our streets and the Iraq war. " — Sue (Skiatook, OK)