vendredi 13 avril 2018

Donald Trump accorderait un pardon à Scooter Libby


Comme les gros titres ne manquent pas ces jours-ci, cette nouvelle passe un peu sous le radar. Libby, qui travaillait à l'époque pour Dick Cheney, avait été condamné après une enquête visant à identifier la source qui avait dévoilé publiquement l'identité de Valérie Plame (officier de la CIA). Ils sont nombreux aujourd'hui à supputer sur les motivations de Trump dans ce dossier.

 "A pardon of Mr. Libby would paradoxically put Mr. Trump in the position of absolving one of the chief architects of the Iraq war, which Mr. Trump has denounced as a catastrophic miscalculation. It would also mean he was forgiving a former official who was convicted in a case involving leaks despite Mr. Trump’s repeated inveighing against those who disclose information to reporters.

Critics of Mr. Trump quickly interpreted the prospective pardon as a signal by the president that he would protect those who refuse to turn on their bosses, as Mr. Libby was presumed not to have betrayed Mr. Cheney. Mr. Trump has not ruled out pardons in the Russia investigation."

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/12/us/politics/trump-pardon-scooter-libby.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

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