Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200. Just get your ass in jail.
WASHINGTON (CNN) — A federal judge on Thursday ordered I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby to report to prison while his attorneys appeal his perjury and obstruction convictions.
Libby’s attorneys asked that the order be stayed, but U.S. District Court Judge Reggie Walton denied the request and told Vice President Dick Cheney’s former chief of staff that he has 10 days to appeal the ruling.
Libby was sentenced to 2? years in prison for lying and obstructing the investigation into who revealed Valerie Plame Wilson as a CIA operative in 2003. He also was fined $250,000.
The judge also put wingnuts on notice:
At the beginning of Thursday’s hearing, Walton told the court he had received “harassing” and “hateful” messages.
“In the interest of full disclosure, I have received a number of harassing, angry and mean-spirited phone calls and messages. Some wishing bad things on me and my family,” the judge said. “Those types of things will have no impact.”
“I initially threw them away, but then there were more, some that were more hateful,” Walton said. “They are being kept.”
They are being kept. I can’t imagine the values party coming unglued and wishing bad things on the good judges family. No wait. Yes I can.