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2005-10-23 15:14:10

By Adam Entous WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald appears to be laying the groundwork for indictments this week over the outing of a covert CIA operative, including possible charges of perjury and obstruction of justice, lawyers and other sources involved in case said on Sunday. In a preview of how Republicans would counter charges against top administration officials by Fitzgerald, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas brushed aside an indictment for perjury...

2005-10-23 11:16:34

By Adam Entous WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald appears to be laying the groundwork for indictments this week over the outing of a covert CIA operative, including possible charges of perjury and obstruction of justice, lawyers involved in case said on Sunday. Top administration officials are expected to learn from Fitzgerald as early as Monday whether they will face charges as the prosecutor winds up his nearly two-year investigation, the lawyers said....

2005-10-21 15:53:08

By Adam Entous WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Prosecutors investigating the outing of a covert CIA operative opened a Web site on Friday to post possible indictments next week and were said by lawyers in the case to be focusing on whether top White House aides tried to conceal their actions from investigators. Karl Rove, President George W. Bush's top political adviser, and Lewis Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, are at the center of special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald's...

2005-10-21 14:24:03

By Adam Entous WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With a decision on indictments expected next week, prosecutors investigating the outing of a covert CIA operative are focusing on whether top White House aides tried to conceal their involvement from investigators, lawyers involved in the case said on Friday. The Department of Justice opened a special Web site for special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald, http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/iln/osc/index.html, and the leak investigation in what lawyers said...

2005-10-21 13:00:51

By Adam Entous WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Prosecutors investigating the outing of a covert CIA operative are focusing on whether top White House aides Karl Rove and Lewis Libby tried to conceal their involvement from investigators, lawyers involved in the case said on Friday. Rove, President George W. Bush's top political adviser, and Libby, who is chief of staff for Vice President Dick Cheney, are at the center of federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald's investigation into who leaked...

2005-10-21 00:25:11

By Adam Entous WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Prosecutors investigating the outing of a covert CIA operative are focusing on whether top White House aides tried to conceal their involvement from investigators, lawyers involved the case said on Thursday. Karl Rove, President George W. Bush's top political adviser, and Lewis Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, are at the center of federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald's investigation into who leaked the identity of CIA...

2005-10-20 16:22:13

By Tabassum Zakaria WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush said on Thursday he was focused on doing his job rather than the "background noise" of a series of political headaches that have hurt his popularity. A federal prosecutor is investigating whether anyone in the White House deliberately revealed the identity of a CIA operative, conservatives are angry over Bush's nomination of Harriet Miers as Supreme Court justice and investigations have been launched into senior...

2005-10-19 13:37:33

By Adam Entous WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats asked the White House on Wednesday for details of President George W. Bush's private conversations in 2003 with top political adviser Karl Rove after conflicting reports about whether Bush was aware of any role by Rove in the outing of a covert CIA operative. Rove and Lewis Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, are at the center of federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald's investigation into who leaked the identity of CIA...

2005-10-19 15:04:48

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New York Times reporter Judith Miller, jailed 85 days for refusing to testify in a federal probe that now threatens the White House, urged Congress on Wednesday to protect journalists from having to reveal confidential sources. "I hope you will agree that an uncoerced, uncoercible press, though at times irritating, is vital to the perpetuation of the freedom and democracy we so often take for granted," Miller told the Senate Judiciary...

2005-10-17 23:37:06

By Adam Entous WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff may have given New York Times reporter Judith Miller inaccurate information about where the wife of Bush administration critic Joseph Wilson worked at the CIA, a former intelligence official said on Monday. The possible discrepancy comes amid signs the federal prosecutor investigating who leaked the identity of Wilson's wife, covert CIA operative Valerie Plame, will announce whether he will bring...