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2005-10-17 15:52:25

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The prosecutor investigating the outing of a covert CIA operative has yet to say whether he will bring charges but he has decided to announce decisions in the case in Washington rather than Chicago, where he is based, his spokesman said on Monday. Special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald, who has been investigating the case of who leaked the identify of Valerie Plame since 2003, is the U.S. attorney in Chicago and his staff has been tight-lipped throughout. "If...

2005-10-16 16:38:18

By Adam Entous WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Dick Cheney's top aide could face obstruction charges over whether he tried to shape a New York Times reporter's testimony about the outing of a covert CIA operative, people close to the case said on Sunday. Special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald was likely to decide within days whether to bring charges over the leak of CIA operative Valerie Plame's identity, with announcements possible later this week. Cheney's chief of staff,...

2005-10-16 13:38:11

By Jackie Frank WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New York Times said on Sunday it had been bruised in the case of reporter Judith Miller, who went to jail rather than reveal a source in a federal investigation of the outing of a CIA operative. In a front-page report, the newspaper said that while its editors had stood behind Miller, paying millions in legal fees, they left the handling of the case up to her -- "an intrepid reporter whom editors found hard to control." Indeed, former...

2005-10-16 11:59:12

By Adam Entous WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff could face obstruction and other charges over exchanges with a New York Times reporter as prosecutors wind up an investigation of who leaked a covert CIA operative's identity, people close to the case said on Sunday. President George W. Bush's top political adviser, Karl Rove, and Cheney's chief of staff, Lewis Libby, were among the possible targets of the probe. Legal sources said special prosecutor...

2005-10-15 22:19:45

By Adam Entous WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal prosecutor questioned New York Times reporter Judith Miller about whether Vice President Dick Cheney himself was aware or authorized her discussions with his chief of staff, Lewis Libby, about a covert CIA operative, Miller said on Saturday. Miller also disclosed for the first time that the notebook she used for an interview with Libby in July 2003 contained the name "Valerie Flame," a clear reference to Valerie Plame, the covert...

2005-10-15 20:04:00

By Adam Entous WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The notebook used by New York Times reporter Judith Miller for an interview with Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff contained a name virtually identical to covert operative Valerie Plame's, the Times reported on Saturday. But Miller, whose notebook for the July 2003 interview with Cheney chief of staff Lewis Libby contained the name "Valerie Flame," told federal prosecutors she did not think Libby was the source of that information and...

2005-10-14 17:11:03

By Adam Entous WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush's top political adviser, Karl Rove, testified at length on Friday for a fourth time before a grand jury investigating the leak of a covert CIA operative's identity, as prosecutors neared a decision on whether to bring charges. Rove spent 4 1/2 hours at the federal courthouse and was told by prosecutors they had yet to decide whether he should face charges, Rove's attorney, Robert Luskin, said. Legal sources said...

2005-10-14 14:47:29

By Adam Entous WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush's top political adviser, Karl Rove, testified at length on Friday for a fourth time before the grand jury investigating the leak of a covert CIA operative's identity, as prosecutors neared a decision on whether to bring charges. Rove would not comment after spending 4 1/2 hours at the federal courthouse, but his attorney, Robert Luskin, said special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has not told Rove he is a target of the...

2005-10-14 13:56:53

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald on Friday told President George W. Bush's top political adviser, Karl Rove, that he has yet to decide whether he will bring charges over the leak of a covert CIA operative's identity, Rove's lawyer said. "The special counsel has not advised Mr. Rove that he is a target of the investigation and affirmed that he has made no decision concerning charges," Rove's lawyer, Robert Luskin, said. "The special counsel has indicated...

2005-10-14 13:00:52

By Adam Entous WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush's top political adviser, Karl Rove, testified at length on Friday before a federal grand jury investigating the leak of a covert CIA operative's identity, making a fourth appearance as prosecutors neared a decision on whether to bring charges. Rove, the most powerful and controversial political strategist in Washington, had no comment as he entered the federal courthouse in the morning to begin his testimony, hoping...


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