At his press conference today, President Bush refused — four times — to discuss any aspect of Scooter Libby’s trial, including whether he would consider pardoning Libby if he is convicted. Watch it:
QUESTION: Sir, we’ve now learned through sworn testimony that at least three members of your administration other than Scooter Libby leaked Valerie Plame’s identity to the media. None of these three is known to be under investigation. Without commenting on the Libby trial, then, can you tell us whether you authorized any of these three to do that or —
BUSH: I’m not going to talk…
QUESTION: … whether they were authorized without your permission?
BUSH: Yes, thanks. I’m not going to talk about any of it.
QUESTION: They’re not under investigation, though, sir.
BUSH: Peter, I’m not going to talk about any of it.
QUESTION: How about pardon, sir? Many people were asking whether you might pardon somebody…
BUSH: I’m not going to talk about it, Peter.