Saturday, October 15, 2005

Cheney aide gave Times reporter details in CIA case?

The notebook used by New York Times reporter Judith Miller for an interview with Vice President
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The disclosure, in an article published by The New York Times online, comes as special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald neared a decision on whether or not to bring charges over the leak of Plame's identity.
Plame's diplomat husband, Joseph Wilson, asserts that White House officials outed his wife, damaging her ability to work undercover, to discredit him for accusing the administration of twisting intelligence to justify the
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Miller did tell prosecutors that Libby told her that Wilson's wife worked on nonproliferation issues at the
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