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2005-10-28 15:53:20

By Adam Entous and James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, Lewis Libby, was indicted on Friday for obstructing justice, perjury and lying after a two-year CIA leak investigation, dealing a damaging blow to the beleaguered White House. Libby, who could face up to 30 years in prison, resigned minutes after the indictment was filed in a case that has put a spotlight on how the administration sold the nation on the war in Iraq and countered its...

2005-10-28 13:39:49

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The investigation into who leaked the name of a covert CIA agent is not over, even after Friday's indictment of White House official Lewis Libby, special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald said. "Is the investigation finished? It's not over," Fitzgerald said at a news conference. "But ... very rarely do you bring a charge in a case that's going to be tried in which you ever end a grand jury investigation. I can tell you that the substantial bulk of the work of this...

2005-10-28 14:31:41

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 14:02:28

By Adam Entous and James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, Lewis Libby, was indicted on Friday for obstruction of justice, perjury and making false statements after a two-year investigation into the leak of a covert CIA operative's identity. Libby, who could face up to 30 years in prison, resigned minutes after the indictment was handed up in federal court in Washington. President George W. Bush's top political adviser, Karl Rove, was not...

2005-10-28 13:07:36

By Adam Entous and James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, Lewis Libby, was indicted on Friday for obstruction of justice, perjury and making false statements after a two-year investigation into the leak of a covert CIA operative's identity. Libby, who could face up to 30 years in prison, resigned minutes after the indictment was handed up in federal court in Washington. President George W. Bush's top political adviser, Karl Rove, was not...

2005-10-28 12:44:50

By Adam Entous WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, Lewis Libby, was indicted on Friday on five criminal counts of obstruction of justice, perjury and making false statements after a two-year investigation into the leak of a covert CIA operative's identity. President George W. Bush's top political adviser, Karl Rove, was not indicted along with Libby but special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald has made clear to Rove that he remains under investigation and...

2005-10-28 11:58:43

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, indicted on Friday on charges of perjury, making false statements and obstruction of justice, has a scholar's demeanor and is known among colleagues for his analytical approach honed during years of work as an attorney. Toiling long hours in his office in the...

2005-10-28 12:03:10

By Adam Entous WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, Lewis Libby, was indicted on Friday on five criminal counts of obstruction of justice, perjury and making false statements after a two-year investigation into the leak of a covert CIA operative's identity. President George W. Bush's top political adviser, Karl Rove, was not indicted along with Libby but special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald has made clear to Rove that he remains under investigation and...

2005-10-28 11:41:52

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal grand jury on Friday handed up what appeared to be the first charges in a two-year investigation into the leak of a covert CIA operative's identity. At a brief court hearing, the head of the grand jury delivered to a federal magistrate judge what appeared to be the first indictment in the investigation. No details were immediately released about the charges or who was charged.

2005-10-28 08:59:07

By Adam Entous WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal grand jury investigating the leak of a covert CIA operative's identity met in secret on Friday and was expected to bring criminal charges against Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff Lewis Libby and possibly other White House officials. But legal sources said special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald had informed President George W. Bush's top political adviser, Karl Rove, he would not be indicted on Friday, although he would remain...


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