Bush fell out with Cheney over aide’s spy scandal

November 9th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI  

Dick Cheney London, Nov 8 (ANI): Former US President George W. Bush said his decision not to pardon former Vice Presidential aide Scooter Libby in a spy-outing scandal did not sit well with former Vice President Dick Cheney.

Bush said in an interview that his decision to spare Lewis ‘Scooter’ Libby a prison sentence rather than pardon him angered Cheney, reports the BBC.

Libby was convicted of perjury and obstruction in a probe into the leaking of CIA spy Valerie Plame’s identity.

While promoting his memoir, ‘Decision Points’, Bush said he was worried the incident would fracture his friendship with Cheney.

“I was a little concerned at the time. It was a hard decision at the time but that’s what you do when you’re president, you make hard decisions. We are friends today,” he said. (ANI)

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