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2006-05-24 23:25:28

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Dick Cheney could be called to testify in the CIA leak case involving his former chief of staff, a U.S. prosecutor said in a pre-trial filing made on Wednesday. Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald told a federal court that Cheney's hand-written notes on a newspaper article referring to Valerie Plame shortly before she was exposed as a CIA operative were uniquely relevant to the issues in the case. Fitzgerald was referring to a July 6, 2003,...

2006-05-16 17:48:34

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former White House aide Lewis "Scooter" Libby's lawyer asked a federal judge on Tuesday to force news organizations to turn over reporters' notes, drafts of articles and other material for his trial in the CIA leak case. "We're in a case now, that for better or for worse, the press is right in the middle," defense lawyer William Jeffress told a hearing on whether the news organizations would have to comply with defense subpoenas for the...

2006-05-15 14:19:04

By John Whitesides, Political Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush's political adviser Karl Rove said on Monday worries about the Iraq war had contributed to a sour public mood but Republicans would fare "just fine" in November's congressional elections. Rove, who is under investigation in the leak of a CIA covert operative's name, defended Bush's handling of the economy and shrugged off polls showing growing public concern over America's future and...

2006-05-14 09:20:24

(Corrects sixth paragraph to say In the article, Wilson wrote) By Kevin Drawbaugh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. prosecutor in the CIA leak case has told a court he plans to use as evidence a newspaper article with notes that he says were hand-written by Vice President Dick Cheney referring to Valerie Plame shortly before she was exposed as a CIA operative. The notes show Cheney and his former chief of staff, Lewis "Scooter" Libby, were "acutely focused" on the July 6, 2003,...

2006-05-13 23:02:51

By Kevin Drawbaugh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. prosecutor in the CIA leak case has told a court he plans to use as evidence a newspaper article with notes that he says were hand-written by Vice President Dick Cheney referring to Valerie Plame shortly before she was exposed as a CIA operative. The notes show Cheney and his former chief of staff, Lewis "Scooter" Libby, were "acutely focused" on the July 6, 2003, article written by Plame's husband, Bush administration critic and...

2006-05-06 11:47:09

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former CIA operative Valerie Plame, whose identity was disclosed in a press leak that touched off a federal probe, has signed a book deal worth more than $2.5 million, a publishing industry Web site said on Saturday. Publishers Marketplace (http://www.publishersmarketplace.com), where most publishers report details of their book deals, said Plame had signed a deal with Crown, an imprint of Random House, "reportedly for more than $2.5 million." The memoir,...

2006-05-05 17:19:46

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The lawyer for former White House aide Lewis "Scooter" Libby said on Friday he would argue that his client revealed intelligence on Iraq after Vice President Dick Cheney authorized it and President George W. Bush declassified the information. At a hearing on what documents the prosecution must turn over to the defense, lawyer Theodore Wells also said he believed there may be testimony or statements by Bush and Cheney that the disclosure of the...

2006-04-26 17:18:20

By James Vicini and Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Karl Rove appeared on Wednesday before a U.S. grand jury probing the leak of a CIA officer's identity but his lawyer said there was still no sign the top presidential adviser will face charges in the case. Rove remains under investigation but has not received any indication from Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald about whether he would be charged, attorney Robert Luskin said. "He testified voluntarily and unconditionally ......

2006-04-26 11:34:48

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush's top political adviser, Karl Rove, will testify on Wednesday before a federal grand jury investigating the leak of a covert CIA operative's identity, a source close to Rove said. The source said the appearance, planned for the afternoon, would mark the fifth time that Rove, the deputy White House chief of staff, will have testified before a grand jury as part of the investigation. His last appearance was in October. The source...

2006-04-23 13:57:02

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Los Angeles Times editorial on Sunday called for a "far more audacious" makeover of President George W. Bush's administration, saying he should send Vice President Dick Cheney into early retirement. Earlier this week, Bush Press Secretary Scott McClellan resigned and Karl Rove gave up his policy role as part of a White House sweep aimed at reviving Bush's sagging job-approval ratings ahead of November's pivotal mid-term elections. "The remaking of the...


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