I’m not saying there’s anything sinister going on, but this article makes me wonder:
Commutation links diverse cast
By William Douglas
WASHINGTON — Call it “Six Degrees of Political Separation” or “the Kevin Bacon Game Goes to Washington.”
President Bush’s commutation of Lewis “Scooter” Libby’s prison sentence highlights some interesting connections between Vice President Dick Cheney’s former chief of staff, a former fugitive from justice, an ex-president and two leading 2008 White House hopefuls.
Before entering government, Libby was a private attorney who represented billionaire international commodities trader Marc Rich.
Rich was indicted in 1983 by then-U.S. Attorney Rudy Giuliani on charges of tax evasion and illegal dealing with Iran during the American hostage crisis.
Rich fled to Switzerland. He also occupied a spot on the FBI’s Most Wanted List for many years.
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