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2005-12-11 15:19:50

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Time magazine reporter said on Sunday she tipped off the lawyer for White House deputy chief of staff Karl Rove that Rove had talked to a fellow reporter about CIA operative Valerie Plame. Viveca Novak, who covered the investigation into the leak of Plame's identity by government officials for Time, said she was questioned under oath on December 8 for more than an hour by special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald about her conversations with Rove attorney Robert...

2005-11-27 15:48:19

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A second Time magazine reporter has been asked by special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald to testify in the CIA leak investigation, the magazine disclosed in its December 5 issue. Viveca Novak, who covered the inquiry into the leak of CIA operative Valerie Plame's cover for Time, has been asked to testify under oath about her conversations starting in May 2004 with Robert Luskin, attorney for White House deputy chief of staff Karl Rove, Time said. Plame's cover...

2005-11-18 12:09:10

By Adam Entous WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald said in court filings that the ongoing CIA leak investigation will involve proceedings before a new grand jury, a possible sign he could seek new charges in the case. In filings obtained by Reuters on Friday, Fitzgerald said "the investigation is continuing" and that "the investigation will involve proceedings before a different grand jury than the grand jury which returned the indictment" against Vice...

2005-11-18 12:08:09

By Adam Entous WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald said in court filings that the ongoing CIA leak investigation will involve proceedings before a new grand jury, a possible sign he could seek new charges in the case. In filings obtained by Reuters on Friday, Fitzgerald said "the investigation is continuing" and that "the investigation will involve proceedings before a different grand jury than the grand jury which returned the indictment" against Vice...

2005-11-17 00:22:30

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge found Washington Post reporter Walter Pincus in civil contempt on Wednesday for refusing to disclose names of sources in the case of Wen Ho Lee, the former Los Alamos nuclear scientist once suspected of espionage. Ruling in the latest defeat for reporters in the courts, U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer imposed a fine of $500 a day until Pincus complies with an order to testify about government sources who provided him with information on...

2005-11-16 19:55:39

By Adam Entous WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The CIA leak probe on Wednesday ensnared Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward, who disclosed that he was told about CIA operative Valerie Plame nearly a month before her secret identity was revealed and apologized to his editor for keeping him in the dark. The disclosure that Woodward gave a sworn deposition on Monday to special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald comes more than two weeks after the indictment and resignation of Vice President Dick...

2005-11-14 19:40:21

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A major U.S. media organization on Monday challenged efforts by special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald to keep documents secret in the CIA leak case that involved the Bush administration. Dow Jones & Co, which publishes The Wall Street Journal and other publications, filed court papers asking Judge Reggie Walton to deny a sweeping motion by Fitzgerald that would bar public disclosure of documents in the case. The proposed protective order, which was agreed to...

2005-11-09 13:57:40

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House officials are free to contribute to a fund to help pay for the legal defense of Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff, Lewis "Scooter" Libby, in the CIA leak investigation, the White House said on Wednesday. "People, including White House staffers, can contribute as individuals to whatever causes they so choose. I know of no prohibition on individuals," White House spokesman Scott McClellan told reporters when asked about Libby...

2005-11-08 20:31:37

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With Vice President Dick Cheney under mounting fire, his office together with the White House and the Republican Party responded with a coordinated counter-attack on Tuesday, accusing Sen. Harry Reid of malicious conduct "unbecoming" his role as Democratic leader. The White House response -- unusual in its hostile tone and coordination -- was sparked by Reid's charges that Cheney manipulated pre-war intelligence about Iraq and was "behind" the leaking of...

2005-11-05 09:55:00

MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (Reuters) - White House officials will be required to attend briefings next week on ethics and the handling of classified information after the indictment last week of a senior official in the CIA leak probe, according to a memo released on Saturday. The White House counsel's office will conduct a series of presentations on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for those aides with security clearances. "Your attendance at one of these sessions is mandatory," said a memo to...


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