Just go read it all -- Mr. Cheney, in full regalia, and full of all that made him perhaps the least likeable politician. . . Ever.
There is no doubt in my mind that the attempt to pardon Scooter was purely quid pro quo. I am thankful that Bush 43 didn't do so -- for what ever reason.
That may be the only good news in the whole murderously sad story. Do go read it all.
". . .George W. Bush’s refusal to pardon I. Lewis Libby at the end of his presidency caused Dick Cheney to lash out: ‘‘You are leaving a good man wounded on the field of battle. . . ."
I am truly glad to turn my back on this chapter of American Executive Branch history.