Thursday, April 06, 2006

Court Papers: Bush, Cheney OK'ed Leaks

Court Papers: Bush, Cheney OK'ed Leaks: "Court Papers: Bush, Cheney OK'ed Leaks

President Bush told Vice President Cheney to tell the vice president's chief of staff, I. Lewis 'Scooter' Libby, to disclose highly classified information regarding Iraq intelligence in order to try and discredit legitimate criticism of the administration.

What's this? The latest line from proponents of impeachment?

No, it is what the bible of Washington insiders, the National Journal, is reporting that Libby has testified was the scenario that played out before he began contacting reporters in an effort to undermine the reputation of former Ambassador Joe Wilson.

According to the Journal report published today: 'I. Lewis 'Scooter' Libby testified to a federal grand jury that he had received 'approval from the President through the Vice President' to divulge portions of a National Intelligence Estimate regarding Saddam Hussein's purported efforts to develop nuclear weapons, according to the court papers. Libby was said to have testified that such presidential authorization to disclose classified information was 'unique in his recollection,' the court papers further said.'

| The Journal report, which is based on both court papers and interviews with senior government officials familiar with the investigation of Libby's actions by "

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