Dem rips Trump over Comey attack: You're about to pardon a leaker

Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) slammed President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says he will 'temporarily hold off' on declaring Mexican drug cartels as terror organization House Judiciary Committee formally receives impeachment report Artist behind gold toilet offered to Trump sells banana duct-taped to a wall for 0,000 MORE for attacking former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeySaagar Enjeti: Hillary Clinton still blames her failures on Bernie Sanders The shifting impeachment positions of Jonathan Turley Push to investigate Bidens sets up potential for Senate turf war MORE as a “LEAKER & LIAR” Friday, noting that Trump is reportedly about to pardon former George W. Bush administration official I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, who was convicted of lying to investigators.

“You just signed off on a pardon for Scooter Libby, who leaked the covert identity of a CIA officer and was convicted of obstruction of justice and lying to investigators,” Beyer tweeted at Trump.



ABC News first reported Thursday that Trump will pardon Libby, the ex-chief of staff to former Vice President Dick Cheney.


Libby was convicted in 2007 for lying to the FBI and obstructing justice in the investigation over the leaked identity of former CIA agent Valerie Plame.

Multiple people said that Libby had revealed Plame’s identity to them, after he publicly claimed he did not share the information.

CNN anchor Jake Tapper also hit Trump over the attack in a tweet Friday.



Trump lashed out at Comey in a pair of tweets early Friday after several media outlets reported on excerpts of Comey’s upcoming book, "A Higher Loyalty."