Thursday, April 06, 2006

Good Afternoon

From UPI
Former Cheney aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby reportedly claims U.S. President George W. Bush authorized him to leak classified information to a reporter.

TheSmokingGun.com reports Libby, a former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney, told a federal grand jury he gave New York Times reporter Judith Miller information from a National Intelligence Estimate. In a filing made Wednesday by Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald, Libby said he was told by Cheney that the president "specifically" authorized the leak.

Libby also testified Cheney told him to talk to other reporters as well. There was no immediate word on whether Cheney or Bush confirmed Libby's account when they were interviewed by investigators...


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