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2006-04-07 15:12:08

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Friday left unchallenged a prosecutor's disclosure that President George W. Bush authorized a former top official, Lewis "Scooter" Libby, to share intelligence data on Iraq in 2003 with a reporter to counter Iraq war criticism. Spokesman Scott McClellan insisted that Bush had the authority to declassify intelligence and rejected charges from Democrats that he did so selectively for political purposes. "Declassifying...

2006-04-07 10:21:40

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Friday chose not to challenge a prosecutor's disclosure that President George W. Bush authorized top official Lewis "Scooter" Libby to disclose intelligence on Iraq in 2003, as Libby alleges. Spokesman Scott McClellan noted that the White House released declassified portions of an intelligence report at around the same time, July 2003. That was part of an already known public release of information in the face of criticism...

2006-04-06 17:37:35

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former top White House aide testified that President George W. Bush authorized leaking classified intelligence in 2003 in the face of criticism of his Iraq policy from a former ambassador, according to court papers made public on Thursday. Democrats seized on the news, accusing Bush of hypocrisy. The president has often denounced leaks from his administration and vowed to punish the leakers. This was the first time Bush was directly linked to...

2006-04-06 16:58:14

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former top White House aide testified that President George W. Bush authorized leaking classified intelligence in 2003 in the face of criticism of his Iraq policy from a former ambassador, according to court papers made public on Thursday. Democrats seized on the news, accusing Bush of hypocrisy. The president has often denounced leaks from his administration and vowed to punish the leakers. This was the first time Bush was directly linked to...

2006-04-06 14:17:09

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former senior White House official testified that President George W. Bush authorized the leaking of classified material on Iraq, according to court papers made public on Thursday that immediately ignited a political storm. The court papers cited Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's former top aide, as testifying that Cheney had told him that Bush authorized him to disclose certain classified material to a reporter. The...

2006-04-06 11:33:58

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Dick Cheney told his onetime top aide that President George W. Bush specifically authorized the aide to disclose intelligence information about Iraq, according to court papers filed by prosecutors in the CIA leak case that were made public on Thursday.

2006-03-31 20:47:23

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil major ConocoPhillips said on Friday that former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, a likely witness in the CIA leak case, has joined its board. Armitage, former Secretary of State Colin Powell's deputy, has been under scrutiny in connection with the trial of ex-vice presidential aide Lewis "Scooter" Libby, over the leak of a CIA operative's name to the press. A filing by Libby's defense team this month asked Judge Reggie Walton to force prosecutors...

2006-03-18 17:54:27

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former top State Department official suspected of being the first person to discuss the identity of a CIA official with reporters is expected to testify in the perjury trial of ex-vice presidential aide Lewis "Scooter" Libby, a court motion says. The filing by Libby's defense team late on Friday asks Judge Reggie Walton to force prosecutors to turn over material they have about likely witnesses including former Deputy Secretary of State...

2006-03-16 17:32:05

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for former vice presidential aide Lewis "Scooter' Libby are seeking records from reporters at several news organizations that might help in his perjury defense, the media outlets said on Thursday. The New York Times, NBC News and a lawyer for a Time magazine reporter said they received subpoenas from the defense team for Libby, once chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney. The Washington Post said it expected to receive a subpoena...

2006-03-16 02:00:00

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawyers for a former aide to Vice President Dick Cheney have issued subpoenas to The New York Times and one of its former reporters to provide information in his obstruction of justice case, the Times reported on Thursday. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Cheney's former chief of staff, has pleaded not guilty to five counts of perjury, making a false statement and obstruction of justice over leaks about the identity of a CIA operative. Former Times reporter Judith Miller testified...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.