White House leaves door open for future pardon.

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"White House leaves door open for future pardon."

“The White House on Tuesday declined to rule out the possibility of an eventual pardon for former vice presidential aide I. Lewis ‘Scooter’ Libby. But spokesman Tony Snow said, for now, President Bush is satisfied with his decision to commute Libby’s 2 1/2-year prison sentence. … ‘The reason I’m not going to say I’m not going to close a door on a pardon,’ Snow said, ‘Scooter Libby may petition for one.'”

UPDATE: Bush commented on a future pardon, saying, “As to the future, I rule nothing in and nothing out.” Watch it:

[flv http://video.thinkprogress.org/2007/07/bushlibbyspeaks.320.240.flv]
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