STATEMENT FROM AMBASSADOR JOSEPH WILSON ON SENTENCING OF I. LEWIS “SCOOTER” LIBBY

Jun. 5, 2007

Washington, DC – Following the sentencing of I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby today, Ambassador Joseph Wilson issued the following statement:

“As Americans, both Valerie and I are grateful that justice has been served, reconfirming that our country remains a nation of laws.

We are also saddened for the pain that Mr. Libby has inflicted on his family, friends, and the nation. Mr. Libby benefited from the best this country had to offer: the finest schools, a lucrative career as a lawyer and many years of service in Republican administrations. That he would knowingly lie, perjure himself and obstruct a legitimate criminal investigation is incomprehensible.

It is our hope that he will now cooperate with Special Counsel Fitzgerald in his efforts to get to the truth. As Mr. Fitzgerald has said, a cloud remains over the Vice President.

Every official in this administration must be held accountable for their actions.”

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