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Cheney Says Bush Erred in Not Pardoning Libby

(Newser) - Dick Cheney believes disgraced former chief of staff Scooter Libby, convicted in the CIA leak investigation, deserved a pardon, the Weekly Standard reports. “He was the victim of a serious miscarriage of justice,” the former vice president said. “Obviously, I disagree with President Bush.” Bush’s...

Libby Deserves Bush Pardon
 Libby Deserves 
 Bush Pardon 
OPINION

Libby Deserves Bush Pardon

Conviction a 'miscarriage of justice,' writes Fred Barnes

(Newser) - “Simple justice” should compel President Bush to pardon Lewis “Scooter” Libby, writes Fred Barnes in the Weekly Standard. “Libby has either been punished far too severely for a very small offense,” writes Barnes “or he is an innocent man.” Libby was convicted of perjury...

Libby Hasn't Asked to Be Pardoned
Libby Hasn't Asked to Be Pardoned
OPINION

Libby Hasn't Asked to Be Pardoned

Supporters look to Cheney to sway Bush in final week

(Newser) - President Bush has less than a week to pardon Lewis “Scooter” Libby for his role in the CIA leak case, and at this point it’s unclear if he will, writes Byron York for the National Review. Dick Cheney's former chief of staff hasn't applied for one through the...

Illinois' New Eliot Ness Bags Another Scalp

From twin towers to Valerie Plame, Fitzgerald is relentless

(Newser) - With the arrest of Rod Blagojevich, federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald notched up his second indictment against an Illinois governor in five years. But it's just another scalp for the US attorney who's brought down everyone from World Trade Center bomber Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman to media mogul Conrad Black, not...

Judith Miller Heads to Fox
Judith Miller Heads to Fox

Judith Miller Heads to Fox

Controversial former Times reporter, jailed in CIA leak case, will be on-air analyst

(Newser) - Judith Miller, the former New York Times reporter who spent 85 days in jail rather than reveal her sources in a CIA leak case, is Fox News’ newest on-air analyst, Editor & Publisher reports. “I get to spout my views, I will NOT be joining the news team,”...

Court Tosses Lawsuit Over CIA Leak
Court Tosses Lawsuit Over CIA Leak

Court Tosses Lawsuit Over CIA Leak

It uphholds dismissal of Plame's case against Cheney, others

(Newser) - A federal appeals court today threw out former CIA spy Valerie Plame's lawsuit against Dick Cheney and a group of former Bush White House officials for leaking her identity to the public. The court ruled that Cheney, Karl Rove, Scooter Libby, and former State Department official Richard Armitage were acting...

Did McCain Dupe Novak on VP Pick?

Columnist suspects he was played to rain on Obama's parade

(Newser) - Conservative columnist Robert Novak triggered a frenzy of speculation that John McCain was about to announce his choice for runningmate just as Barack Obama was grabbing favorable headlines on his trip to Iraq. Novak now believes he may have been manipulated in a tactic to steal attention by the McCain...

'Creative' Bush Order Shields Cheney from Plame Probe

Cheney's FBI interviews kept from Congress with executive privilege claim

(Newser) - President Bush has invoked an unprecedented executive privilege claim to bar FBI interviews with Dick Cheney from a congressional committee probing the leak that exposed Valerie Plame as a CIA agent, Newsweek reports. The Bush order argues that turning over the records of Cheney's grilling concerning the scandal would violate...

Plame Cover-Up Continues, McClellan Says on Hill

Bush lacking 'openness and candor' by not coming clean in leak case, on Iraq run-up

(Newser) - Scott McClellan took to Capitol Hill today, and in what one Republican dismissed as “book-of-the-month club” meeting, took on the CIA leak case and the Iraq war, among other topics. The former White House press secretary said he didn’t know if a crime had been committed in the...

McClellan to Testify on Plamegate Claims

Lawmakers will ask if Bush, Cheney told ex-spokesman to lie

(Newser) - Scott McClellan agreed today to testify about Dick Cheney's role in leaking the name of a CIA agent, the AP reports. In a hearing next week, House lawmakers are expected to ask him about his claim that Cheney and President Bush told him to "exonerate Scooter Libby" as White...

Dems' Prints All Over McClellan's 'Bitter Retort'

Leak account has Novak wondering who really wrote book

(Newser) - Scott McClellan's treatment of the Valerie Plame leak case has a key player wondering who really guided the former press secretary’s pen. "His robotic performances from the White House podium seemed only to disgorge what he had been told, and What Happened has the similar feel of someone...

McClellan Blasts Bush for Not Firing Rove

Role in Plamegate was enough to can him, ex-Bushie says

(Newser) - President Bush should have fired aide Karl Rove over the Plamegate affair, Scott McClellan said today. Publicizing his Washington tell-all book, McClellan also blasted Rove and Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Dick Cheney's ex-chief of staff, for denying they had leaked CIA agent Valerie Plame's name, the AP reports. "We...

Rove Brushes Off McClellan Claims on Plame Deception

Says he didn't mislead anyway

(Newser) - With the political world abuzz over the harsh tone of Scott McClellan’s new memoir about the "culture of deception''  in the Bush White House, Karl Rove is defending himself against one of the former spokesman’s most damning claims—that Rove and Scooter Libby colluded in a Valerie...

Libby Drops Appeal
Libby
Drops
Appeal

Libby Drops Appeal

Barring presidential pardon, Plame leaker remains convicted felon

(Newser) - Lewis “Scooter” Libby will drop the appeal of his conviction in the CIA leak scandal, the AP reports. President Bush commuted Libby’s 30-month prison term, but Dick Cheney's onetime chief of staff remains a convicted felon. Libby’s lawyer said he was convinced of his client’s innocence,...

Bush Blocking Plame Probe, Says Waxman

He wants Mukasey to defy new boss, release documents

(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...

Bush Blamed in Plamegate
Bush Blamed in Plamegate

Bush Blamed in Plamegate

Press secretary says Bush gave him false information

(Newser) - Bush's ex-press secretary says he falsely exonerated Scooter Libby and Karl Rove in the outing of a CIA agent in 2003 because the president told him to, Salon reports. A leaked excerpt of Scott McClellan’s upcoming memoir says that his misinformation came from "the president himself" when McClellan...

Hillary's Dirt on Barack?
Hillary's Dirt on Barack?

Hillary's Dirt on Barack?

Clinton camp denies rumor of hurtful information on rival

(Newser) - Does Hillary Clinton have dirt on Barack Obama? Robert Novak said yes in his weekend column and sparked a day of bickering between the camps. Obama’s campaign called the report “devoid of facts, but heavy on innuendo and insinuation of the sort to which we've become all too...

Judge Orders Bush: Save Emails
Judge Orders Bush: Save Emails

Judge Orders Bush: Save Emails

Ruling comes in answer to lawsuits which claims millions are missing

(Newser) - A federal judge ruled against Bush today and ordered the White House to save all emails from now on, the AP reports. US District Judge Henry Kennedy's ruling came in answer to suits which claim that 5 million White House emails have already vanished—an issue that arose during the...

Judith-Inspired Flick Is Miller Lite

Hollywood's version of the Judith Miller story makes some changes

(Newser) - Hollywood is filming a flick based on the story of journalist Judith Miller, who did time to avoid naming Scooter Libby as the source who outed CIA agent Valerie Plame to her.  Of course everyone involved is younger and a lot hotter. Thirty-four-year-old Kate Beckinsale (Miller was 59) stars...

Outed Spy Runs Media Gauntlet for New Book

Wilson jabs at Bush administration, talks of death threats

(Newser) - Valerie Plame Wilson has begun the media blitz to promote her memoirs, and her return to the public eye is provoking the expected responses—angry from the left and belittling from the right, the New York Times says. For her part, the outed CIA spy told The Today Show the...

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