Libby testimony shows a White House pattern of intelligence leaks
BY WARREN P. STROBEL AND RON HUTCHESON
Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and other top officials have reacted angrily at unauthorized leaks, such as the exposure of a domestic wiretapping program and a network of secret CIA prisons, both of which are now the subject of far-reaching investigations.
But secret information that supports their policies, particularly about the Iraq war, has surfaced everywhere from the U.N. Security Council to major newspapers and magazines. Much of the information that the administration leaked or declassified, however, has proved to be incomplete, exaggerated, incorrect or fabricated.
Disclosures Are Called Unrelated To Plame Case
Libby’s Lawyer Rebuts Special Prosecutor’s Filing
By R. Jeffrey Smith and Jim VandeHei
The revelation of former White House official I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby’s involvement in authorized disclosures of sensitive intelligence information does not undermine Libby’s contention that he innocently forgot about conversations he may have had with reporters regarding covert CIA operative Valerie Plame, Libby’s attorney said yesterday.
And just for kicks — Strobel and the WaPo have danced before.
Offered without comment.