A federal judge sentenced Lewis “Scooter” Libby to 30 months in prison. Libby was sentenced Tuesday in Washington for obstructing the investigation into who leaked the name of covert CIA operative Valerie Plame as part of a White House retaliation scheme against her husband, Joe Wilson, a prominent Iraq war critic. Libby, who is Jewish, was the top adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney. More than 150 people wrote pre-sentencing letters, an unusually high number. Libby had attracted support from some of the most senior members of Washington’s Middle East policy community.
Libby gets 30 months