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Trump: Scooter Libby “got screwed”

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Scooter Libby arrives at Emancipation Hall of the US Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, DC. Photo: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

Scooter Libby’s pardon lawyer, Victoria Toensing, was still nervous right up until the last minute prior to the full presidential pardon. Toensing told Axios she just got off the phone with President Trump, and then she said: “Hold on. Scooter’s calling. Let me call you back.”

Behind the scenes: Toensing said the president told her, “I’ve heard about him a long time and he got screwed." She added, "It was very Trumpian.” And Libby? He's “just thrilled,” she said.