From NBC's Chuck Todd and Mark Murray
In response to the Time magazine story detailing former Vice President Cheney's
intense (and ultimately unsuccessful) campaign to get George W. Bush to pardon Scooter Libby, Cheney has issued this press release:
"Scooter Libby is an innocent man who was the victim of a severe miscarriage of justice.
He was not the source of the leak of Valerie Plame's name. Former Deputy Secretary of State, Rich Armitage, leaked the name and hid that fact from most of his colleagues, including the President. Mr. Libby is an honorable man and a faithful public servant who served the President, the Vice President and the nation with distinction for many years. He deserved a presidential pardon."