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Friday, April 14, 2006

Cheney directed leak

Posted By on Fri, Apr 14, 2006 at 1:17 PM

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Murray Waas, the National Journal correspondent who is a former Arkansas Times contributor, has been breaking a lot of the news surrounding the Valerie Plame leak investigation. His filing today directly implicates Vice President Dick Cheney in the leak, which was apparently designed solely to discredit an administration critic (who happens to be Plame's husband).

Vice President Dick Cheney directed his then-chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, on July 12, 2003 to leak to the media portions of a then-highly classified CIA report that Cheney hoped would undermine the credibility of former Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson, a critic of the Bush administration's Iraq policy, according to Libby's grand jury testimony in the CIA leak case and sources who have read the classified report.

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