(ThinkProgress) -- President Trump announced on Friday afternoon an unexpected full pardon for Scooter Libby — handing a big favor to one of his most vocal defenders.
That’s because the attorney who represents Scooter Libby is Victoria Toensing, wife of Joe diGenova. diGenova regularly appears on Fox News and rails against special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of the Trump campaign.
Following John Dowd’s recent departure from Trump’s legal team, Toensing and diGenova were announced as new members — only to have the jobs fall through because of conflicts of interest.
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But while diGenova may not be directly working for Trump, he continues to do his bidding on the president’s favorite cable news channel.