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2005-11-05 01:14:55

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House staffers will be required to attend briefings next week on ethics and the handling of classified information after the indictment last week of a senior administration official in the CIA leak probe, the Washington Post reported on Saturday. Quoting a memo from President George W. Bush sent to White House aides on Friday, the paper reported that the White House counsel's office will conduct a series of presentations next week for those aides with...

2005-11-03 17:47:29

By Adam Entous and James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Dick Cheney's former aide, Lewis Libby, pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges in the CIA leak probe, and his lawyer promised to fight it out in a public trial that could put a spotlight on how the White House made its case for the Iraq war. "With respect, your honor, I plead not guilty," Libby told federal Judge Reggie Walton during his 10-minute arraignment. Walton, who did not schedule a trial date, set...

2005-11-02 05:30:00

By Adam Entous WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Breaking with the White House and fellow conservatives, Republican Sen. Trent Lott and the head of the Cato Institute questioned on Tuesday whether top White House adviser Karl Rove, who remains in legal jeopardy in a CIA-leak probe, should keep his policy-making job. Rove was not indicted on Friday along with Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, Lewis Libby. But lawyers involved in the case said Rove, President George W. Bush's top political...

2005-10-31 18:39:02

By Adam Entous WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Monday played down calls for a staff shake-up after the indictment of Vice President Dick Cheney's former top aide, Lewis Libby, who will make his first court appearance this week on criminal charges stemming from a CIA-leak probe. At his arraignment on Thursday, Libby, Cheney's longtime chief of staff, is expected to plead innocent to charges of obstructing justice, perjury and making false statements. Top White House aide...

2005-10-31 12:56:48

By Adam Entous WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Dick Cheney's long-time chief of staff, Lewis Libby, who resigned last week after being indicted in a CIA leak investigation, will make his first court appearance on Thursday for an arraignment, a court official said. He is expected to plead innocent. The federal judge chosen to handle Libby's case, Reggie Walton, also could set a schedule for the filing of motions, and possibly a trial date during the 10:30 a.m. (1530 GMT) court...

2005-10-31 12:50:40

By Adam Entous WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Dick Cheney's long-time chief of staff, Lewis Libby, who resigned last week after being indicted in a CIA leak investigation, will make his first court appearance on Thursday for an arraignment, a court official said. He is expected to plead innocent. The federal judge chosen to handle Libby's case, Reggie Walton, also could set a schedule for the filing of motions, and possibly a trial date during the 10:30 a.m. (1530 GMT) court...

2005-10-29 09:58:41

By Caren Bohan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush, trying to move beyond the damage caused by the indictment of a senior White House aide in the CIA leak probe, said on Saturday that Iraq was taking steps toward democracy that will help isolate militants. A day after Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, Lewis Libby, resigned following a five-count indictment, Bush focused his weekly radio address on the results of Iraq's October 15 vote on a U.S.-backed...

2005-10-28 16:31:10

By John Whitesides, Political Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The indictment of Vice President Dick Cheney's top aide on Friday capped a miserable streak of bad news for the White House and left a staggered President George W. Bush searching for a way to turn around his political fortunes. Lewis Libby, chief of staff for Cheney and a key figure in building the public case for war in Iraq, was indicted for obstruction of justice and perjury after a two-year probe into the outing...

2005-10-28 16:11:12

By Caren Bohan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lewis Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's top aide, has been a quiet yet powerful force in shaping the Bush administration's policies and helped build the case for the Iraq invasion. Libby, 55, resigned on Friday after he was indicted on charges of perjury, making false statements and obstruction of justice in the probe of the leak of covert CIA operative Valerie Plame's identity to reporters. Cheney said in a statement that he felt "deep...

2005-10-28 17:10:00

By Adam Entous and James Vicini WASHINGTON -- In a damaging blow to a beleaguered White House, Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, Lewis Libby, was indicted on Friday for obstructing justice, perjury and lying after a two-year investigation into the leak of a covert CIA operative's identity. Libby could face up to 30 years in prison. His resignation was announced minutes after the filing of the indictment in a case that has put a spotlight on how the administration sold the nation on...


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