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February 22, 2009 | Andrew Malcolm and Johanna Neuman
It is being described as a full-court, all-out campaign, waged in the last days of the Bush administration by then-Vice President Dick Cheney, to get George W. Bush to grant a full pardon to I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby. The effort failed, but the snub by the Texas Lone Ranger has left Cheney furious. The New York Daily News quoted a Cheney associate as saying that Cheney "tried to make it happen right up until the very end," pressing his case in many conversations, both in person and on the phone.
December 9, 1987 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
The Soviet Union has denied a request for a pardon by Mathias Rust, the 19-year-old West German who landed his light plane in Red Square last May, a Soviet official said Tuesday. Foreign Ministry spokesman Yuri A. Gremitsky made the statement in response to rumors circulating in the West German media that Rust would be pardoned before Christmas from his four-year prison sentence. "His request was reviewed. The answer was negative," Gremitsky said.
April 1, 2010
Jerald terHorst He quit post over pardon of Nixon Jerald terHorst, 87, a press secretary to President Ford who resigned over the pardon of Nixon, died of congestive heart failure Wednesday at a retirement community in Asheville, N.C. A longtime Detroit News journalist, terHorst served for about a month as Ford's spokesman in 1974 before resigning to protest the president's decision to pardon Nixon. Ford pardoned Nixon after the Watergate scandal as a way to heal the nation.
February 19, 2001
Does it take a village to pardon and pillage? MERL EDELMAN West Hollywood
February 18, 1989
The Chieftains, far from being pub musicians, are the greatest, bar none. Pardon the pun. KATHLEEN O'DONNELL HUNT West Covina
December 7, 1986
Let's save a lot of time and money. Have George Bush pardon Reagan right now. GEORGE KIRGO Los Angeles
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