Sunday, May 14, 2006

AP: Cheney is focus of latest CIA leak inquiry

Welcome to AJC! | "In a new court filing, the prosecutor in the CIA leak case revealed that Vice President Dick Cheney made handwritten references to CIA officer Valerie Plame --- albeit not by name --- eight days before her identity was publicly exposed.

The filing is the second in little more than a month by Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald mentioning Cheney as being closely focused with his then-chief of staff, I. Lewis Libby, on Plame's CIA identity and on her husband, Bush administration critic Joseph Wilson.

With the two court filings, Fitzgerald has pointed to an important role for the vice president in the weeks leading up to the leaking of Plame's identity.

In the latest court filing, late Friday, Fitzgerald said he intended to introduce at Libby's trial next January a copy of Wilson's op-ed article in The New York Times 'bearing handwritten notations by the vice president.'"


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