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Bush Commutes Sentence Of Vice President's Aide

Lewis "Scooter" Libby (file photo) (epa) July 3, 2007 -- President George W. Bush has commuted the prison sentence of a former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney.

Lewis "Scooter" Libby had been sentenced to 30 months in jail for lying and obstructing a probe into who revealed the identify of a CIA agent whose husband had criticized the Iraq war. But Bush said the sentence was "excessive."

Libby will still have to pay a $250,000 fine and he will be on probation for two years.

Opposition Democrats condemned Bush's move as "disgraceful."

(compiled from agency reports)