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He had his sentence commuted by President George W. Bush.
If the pardon goes through, it will be the second high-profile pardon Trump okayed.
Libby had been convicted of perjury in the investigation into who leaked the identity of Central Intelligence Agency officer Valerie Plame.
Well, President Donald Trump is set to change all that.
More than a dozen Cdns charged in child sex abuse investigation
Then in July 2015, she said, undercover officers in Toronto "observed the live abuse of a six-year-old child over the Internet". Janelle Blackadar said at least one of the alleged victims in that case was a mere infant at the time.
After Libby was charged with lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, he said he remembered his conversations with journalists differently than eight witness who testified that he was the source of the leak.
Bush critics claim Libby was part of a White House effort to punish Plame's husband, former United States ambassador Joseph Wilson, whom the Central Intelligence Agency sent to Niger in February 2002 to investigate claims that Saddam Hussein tried to buy uranium for nuclear bombs.
Earlier this year, Trump handed a pardon to Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
In this January 26, 2016, file photo, then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is joined by Joe Arpaio at a campaign event in Marshalltown, Iowa. Bob McDonnell restored his voting rights in 2013.
Many conservatives, including U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton, have called for Libby's pardon.