Libby’s Supporters Launch Website

Scooter Libby has his own website.

Friends of the former aide to Vice President Cheney recently launched the Libby Legal Defense Trust website in an attempt “to defray his legal costs from the recent charges” brought against Libby in the CIA leak case, which forced him into resignation in October 2005.

A message from the trust chairman, Ambassador Mel Sembler, appears on the homepage of the website:

Since September 11, 2001, Lewis “Scooter” Libby has been one of the unsung heroes in fighting the war on terror, working diligently and making countless contributions on some of the most critical life and death issues that our country has faced. For the past five years, Scooter Libby served selflessly as an Assistant to President Bush and as the Chief of Staff and National Security Adviser to Vice President Cheney.

But Scooter’s great service to our country has now been cut short, and his good name attacked. A distinguished group of friends, business leaders and former government officials have joined The Libby Legal Defense Trust to help Scooter defray his legal costs from the recent charges. We hope you will join us in supporting this effort.

The site, ScooterLibby.com, offers subscribers news updates and requests donations from supporters.

Endorsed by Cheney as “one of the most capable and talented individuals I have ever known,” Libby served the Vice President’s top aide from January 2001 until he resigned in 2005. Libby first entered government service in 1981 as a member of State Department’s planning staff.

A number of big-name supporters are backing Libby’s legal fight, including Steve Forbes, Jack Kemp and former White House counsel Mary Matalin.


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