Bush Blocking Plame Probe, Says Waxman

He wants Mukasey to defy new boss, release documents
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 4, 2007 8:13 AM CST

(Newser) – A House committee chairman investigating the Valerie Plame affair says the White House is blocking special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald from providing key documents from his investigation, the Washington Post reports. Fitzgerald agreed to hand over his findings before the Bush administration stepped in, says Henry Waxman, who has called on Michael Mukasey to overrule his new boss at the White House.

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Waxman wrote to the new AG that he hopes "you will not accede to the White House objections." The oversight committee's investigation comes as Scott McClellan, Bush's former press secretary, said in his new book that "five of the highest ranking" Bush officials were involved in the Plame leak. (Read more Valerie Plame stories.)

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