A pardon for Libby? Snow says he knows nothing

With jury selection under way, Bush will have to act fast to avoid a Cheney spectacle.

Published January 16, 2007 6:12PM (EST)

Jury selection is under way in the trial of Scooter Libby, which is another way of saying that, if George W. Bush plans to pardon Libby in order to avoid the spectacle of having Dick Cheney cross-examined in a federal courtroom, the time for him to do it is probably right about now.

At the White House today, Tony Snow said he wouldn't be saying anything about the Libby case. When asked specifically about the prospects of a pardon for Cheney's former chief of staff, he gave this not-exactly-an-answer answer: "I'm not aware of any discussions about a pardon.''

By Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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