Mike Huckabee: Trump's pardon of Scooter Libby was "an act of courage"

Mike Huckabee: Trump's pardon of Scooter Libby was "an act of courage"

Lou Dobbs: "At some point, what are we going to see this president do about [Ret. Lt. Gen. Michael] Flynn?"


From the April 13 edition of Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight:

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LOU DOBBS (HOST): The president chose today to pardon Scooter Libby. Was there big symbolism in that?

MIKE HUCKABEE: I think it was just an act of courage on the part of the president. Maybe there was a message there, I don't know, but I'm so glad he did it. I wish George Bush had done it nine years ago, that's what should have happened, but it didn't.

And Donald Trump showed some real political courage, because I can tell you, Lou, there is no political upside in ever issuing a commutation, whether it's a clemency, or an outright pardon. But in this case, it was the right thing to do for Scooter Libby and the country.

DOBBS: It's been, I think, the right thing for some time.


Let's turn to [former national security adviser] Gen. [Michael] Flynn. He's often not mentioned, and -- but he seems to always be part of the conversation when it comes to the corruption that we've seen on the part of the FBI, the FBI director, its deputy director, the Department of Justice, this ineffectual attorney general who finds himself there, Jeff Sessions. I mean, at some point, what are we going to see this president do about Flynn? What should the judicial branch itself be doing about all of the abuse of FISA surveillance, the unmasking, and going after Gen. Flynn?

HUCKABEE: Well, if there's not justice that's administered to the people inside the Justice Department and FBI who lied, who leaked, who stole government product, which was the work product that they had done and gave it out to reporters, which was illegal -- if something doesn't happen to them, then I hope this president says, "If there's not going to be justice for the people who are to enforce the law, then we're not going to hold the people who are just living under it to a different and more harsh standard."


Fox News has spent years claiming that Scooter Libby's conviction was unjust. Trump just pardoned him.

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