Lewis ‘Scooter’ Libby
No. 6 Lewis ‘Scooter’ Libby (Vice President’s Chief of Staff): White House
Vice President Dick Cheney’s Chief of Staff, I. Lewis ‘Scooter’ Libby resigned from his position after accusations that he mislead investigators looking into the leak of CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson’s identity. Libby was indicted on obstruction of justice, making false statements and perjury. Considered one of the Bush administration’s most influential advisers, Libby had been involved in many strategic decisions. Losing a top aide during a tenuous period for the administration certainly did not help morale or move their initiatives forward. David Addington, Cheney’s private counsel has assumed the $161,000 per annum job for the remainder of the term.