Thursday, April 06, 2006

The Truth Is Out!!!

From today's Progress Report:

NATIONAL SECURITY -- BUSH GAVE SPECIFIC PERMISSION TO LEAK PLAME'S IDENTITY: For nearly two and a half years, President Bush has maintained that he wanted to "get to the bottom" of the issue of who in his administration leaked the identity of covert CIA agent Valerie Plame. He said, "If there is a leak out of my administration, I want to know who it is." But, according to a new court filing in the case of Scooter Libby -- the former vice presidential aide who has been indicted for misleading prosecutors and covering up his knowledge of the leak -- Libby leaked Plame's identity with the specific permission of President Bush. Libby claims he first "rebuffed" Vice President Cheney's suggestion to release the information because it was confidential. But, according to the New York Sun, "Cheney specifically got permission for the release directly from Mr. Bush." The prosecution filing said, "Defendant testified that the vice president later advised him that the president had authorized defendant to disclose the relevant portions of the NIE [National Intelligence Estimate containing Plame's identity]."

1 Comments:

Blogger demondoll said...

You know, I used to be blissfully ignorant regarding politics. And the more I know, the sadder I feel. How do you fight the apathy?

Thursday, April 06, 2006 8:04:00 PM  

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