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2006-06-13 08:14:47

By David Wiessler WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House aide Karl Rove will not be charged in the CIA leak case, his lawyer said on Tuesday in a much-needed boost for President George W. Bush's White House, which has been battered by bad news for months. Freeing Bush's top political adviser from possible indictment on perjury charges allows him to concentrate on Republicans winning the key congressional elections coming up in November. "On June 12, 2006, special counsel Patrick...

2006-06-13 07:22:21

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House aide Karl Rove, U.S. President George W. Bush's top political adviser, will not be charged in the CIA leak case, his lawyer said on Tuesday. The announcement lifts a political and legal cloud from over the White House, which has been battered by bad news for months and faced uncertainty over the leak case before the November congressional election. "On June 12, 2006, special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald formally advised us that he does not anticipate...

2006-06-13 06:39:35

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House aide Karl Rove, U.S. President George W. Bush's top political adviser, will not be charged in the CIA leak case, his attorney confirmed on Tuesday. "On June 12, 2006, special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald formally advised us that he does not anticipate seeking charges against Karl Rove," Rove's lawyer, Robert Luskin, said in a statement. The question of what would happen to Rove, one of Washington's most powerful and polarizing figures, in the CIA...

2006-04-09 10:13:26

By Diane Bartz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A leading Republican urged President George W. Bush on Sunday to "tell the American people exactly what happened" in a leak of information aimed at countering criticism of his reasons for taking America to war in Iraq. The president, whose popularity is slumping, is on the defensive because of a prosecutor's disclosure that Bush authorized a former top official, Lewis "Scooter" Libby, to share intelligence data on Iraq in 2003 with a reporter to...

2006-04-07 10:21:40

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Friday chose not to challenge a prosecutor's disclosure that President George W. Bush authorized top official Lewis "Scooter" Libby to disclose intelligence on Iraq in 2003, as Libby alleges. Spokesman Scott McClellan noted that the White House released declassified portions of an intelligence report at around the same time, July 2003. That was part of an already known public release of information in the face of criticism...

2006-04-06 14:17:09

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former senior White House official testified that President George W. Bush authorized the leaking of classified material on Iraq, according to court papers made public on Thursday that immediately ignited a political storm. The court papers cited Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's former top aide, as testifying that Cheney had told him that Bush authorized him to disclose certain classified material to a reporter. The...

2006-03-31 20:47:23

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil major ConocoPhillips said on Friday that former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, a likely witness in the CIA leak case, has joined its board. Armitage, former Secretary of State Colin Powell's deputy, has been under scrutiny in connection with the trial of ex-vice presidential aide Lewis "Scooter" Libby, over the leak of a CIA operative's name to the press. A filing by Libby's defense team this month asked Judge Reggie Walton to force prosecutors...

2006-03-18 17:54:27

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former top State Department official suspected of being the first person to discuss the identity of a CIA official with reporters is expected to testify in the perjury trial of ex-vice presidential aide Lewis "Scooter" Libby, a court motion says. The filing by Libby's defense team late on Friday asks Judge Reggie Walton to force prosecutors to turn over material they have about likely witnesses including former Deputy Secretary of State...

2006-03-16 02:00:00

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawyers for a former aide to Vice President Dick Cheney have issued subpoenas to The New York Times and one of its former reporters to provide information in his obstruction of justice case, the Times reported on Thursday. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Cheney's former chief of staff, has pleaded not guilty to five counts of perjury, making a false statement and obstruction of justice over leaks about the identity of a CIA operative. Former Times reporter Judith Miller testified...

2006-03-16 01:40:58

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawyers for a former aide to Vice President Dick Cheney have issued subpoenas to The New York Times and one of its former reporters to provide information in his obstruction of justice case, the Times reported on Thursday. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Cheney's former chief of staff, has pleaded not guilty to five counts of perjury, making a false statement and obstruction of justice over leaks about the identity of a CIA operative. Former Times reporter Judith Miller...


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siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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